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Bishop Darst To His People 

May the New Year bring many 
blessings to us as a Diocese, and 
may we prove ourselves worthy of 
our blessings by more faithful and 
more loyal service in His Name. 

From The Bishop's Letter 

^anuar^, 1924 

Published by the Diocese of East Carolina at Plymouth, N. C' 



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The Mission Herald 

Vol. XXXVIIl. 




"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 



20 — Second Sunday after Epiphany 

26 — Conversion of S't. Paul 

27 — Third Sunday after Epiphany 

2— Purification B. V. M. 

3 — Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 
10 — Fifth Sunday after Epiphany 
17 — Septuagesima Sunday 


The Bishop's Letter. 

On Sunday, December the second,, at 11 a. m, I preached, 
confirmed one person presented by the Rector, Rev. Hc'ward 
AUigood, and celebrated Holy Communion in S't. Mary's 
Church, Gatesville. 

In the afternoon Mr. AUigood and I went on to Roduco, 
where I preached and confirmed o'ne person in St. Joseph's 
Chapel at 3 p. m. 

From Roduco we went on to Sunbury, where 1 preached 
in St. Peter's Church at 7:30 p. m. 

On the morning of the third we drove to Murfreesboro 
where I preached and celebrated Holy Communion at 11 
a. m. 

On the night of the third, I preached in St. John's 
Church, Winton. 

This was my first visit tc the Hertford-Gates field since 
Mr, AUigood assumed charge of same, and I was glad to 
see many signs of interest and appreciation on the part of 
the splendid people who make up our membership in those 
two counties. 

On Tuesday, the fourth, I had an interesting conference 
with some of o'ur friends and members in the thriving 
town of Ahoskie and practically decided to buy the Metho- 
dist church, same to be vacated for a large one, and place 
same on our attractive and centrally located lot in Ahoskie. 

Since my visit to Ahoskie plans have been completed 
fc'r purchasing the church and we hope to begin regular ser- 
vices there in the near future. 

On Sunday, the ninth, at the morning service, 1 preached, 
confirmed two persons, presented by Dr. Drane and cele- 
brated Holy Communion in St. Paul's Church, Edenton. 

In the afternoon we went up the country to Mege, where 
I preached in the Woodmen's Hall and confirmed one person 
presented by Dr. Drane. 

Dr. Drane's faithful wc'rk in this community is bearing 
fruit and we trust that in the not too far distant future 
we may be able to erect a chapel in the Mege neighborhood. 

On the night of the ninth, I preached in St. John the 
Evangelists Church, Edenton. 

These present and taking part in the service, in addi- 
tion to the priest-in-charge, Rev., S. N. Griffith, were the 
Rev. W. J. Herritage, retired, the Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., 
and the Rt. Rev. Henry B. Delaney, D.D., Suffragan Bishop 
of North Carolina. 

Frc'm Edenton I went on to New York and attended a 
meeting of the Field Department of the National Council 
on the eleventh. 

On Sunday, the sixteenth, at 11 a. m., I preached and 

confirmed nine persons presented by Dr. MacKinnon in 
Cnrists Cnurch, iNew Bern. 

in the atternoon we drove out to S't. Thomas Church, 
Jasper, Craven County, where I preached at 3:30. 

Returning to New Bern I preached in Christ Church 
again that night. 

i had intended going to' Trenton on the night of the 'ieven- 
teentn and to vanceboro on the eighteenth, but was called 
to Cnapei HiU on account of the illness of my son, and had 
to postpone my visit to Trenton and Vanceboro until som.e 
time in tfie New Year. 

when i found that my son was improving, I returned to 
the Diocese, and on the nineteenth, preached, and confirmed 
twelve persons, presented by Dr. Lay in St. Paul's 'Jhurca, 

It is interesting to note that Dr. Lay leads the Diocese 
in the number of those presented to me for confirmation 
uuring the year 1923. 

On Thursday, the twentieth, I preached and confirmed 
tour persons, presented by the Rev. Stephen Gardner, in 
at. Peter s uhurch, Washington. 

On Cnrislmas Day, 1 preached and assisted by Dr. Milton, 
celebrated Holy Communion in St. James' Church, Wil- 

on tonnday, the thirtieth, I preached and confirmed two 
persons, presented by the Rev. Alexander Miller, in St. 
rauls Church, Wilmington. 

Unutr ordinary circumstances this would be a fitting time 
to give a uriei account of the outstanding events of iy23,and 
to souuu a challenge for 1924, but as our Annual jJiocesan 
Council is to meet in Christ Church, New Born, on the 
Lwenty-secona and twenty-third of January, 1 will not take 
up maiifcrs ut tuis time tUat rightfully belong to my annual 

J. do however, stress the great importance of the coming 
Council and urge every parish and mission in the Diocese 
to send one or more lay delegates to same. 

At the meeting on Tuesday night, January the twenty- 
second we will have an informal conference on our Dio- 
cesan Missionary work, and it is tremendously impor- 
tant that every parish and mission, and especially those 
receiving aid from Diocesan Mission funds, be represented 
by a layman. 

May the new year bring many blessings to us as a Dio- 
cese, and may we prove ourselves worthy of our blessings 
by mere faithful and more loyal service in His Name. 

Faitntuliy Your friend and Bishop, 



L To lay stress on unity of purpose rather than on 
unity of opinion. 

2. To study differences of opinion in the light of the 
area of agreement, instead of studying agreement in the 
light of differences. 

3. To distinguish carefully between positive and nega- 
tive opinions. 

4'. Never to imagine that there can be any real opp> 
sition between truth and love. 

5. To remember always that if Christian Reunion has 
to be a pro'cess, there is no time at all to lose in starting a 
fresh strenuous effort to cultivate increasing unity of 
Christian spirit. 

—From the address of the Bishop of St. David's to hia 
Diocesan Conference, October, 1923. 




Williamston, N., C, January 1, 1924. 
To the Women of East Carolina: 

Happy New Year! Another year of opportunities and 
responsibilities. What a privilege to' begin the year with 
our Annual Meeting of Church workers. It is lovely to 
have the meeting on January 22-23 and in New Bern. We 
can talk over the work tor 1924 and carry out the plans 
before the summer. 

Our Corporate Communion for all women will be Wed- 
nesday morning, January 23, in Christ Church, New Bern. 
At this service we shall have the usual o'ltering for the 
Bishop's Fund, i am enclosing an envelope for that offer- 
ing. If your ohering takes the form of a check please 
n^aKe it payable to our treasurer, Mrs. A., H. Worth. 

While Mrs. Worth has reported many pledges met, she 
has also sent in a report of quite a few which are still 
unpaid. Your pledge on your assessments amount to $ . . . . 
Your promises on the Nation Wide deficit of 1922 is $. . . . 
Please send full amounts at once to Mrs. Albert Hugh 
Worth, 301 Church Street, Elizabeth City, N. C, as she 
must close her books and make out her report. 

Each parish organization is entitled to send a delegate to' 
our meeting in New Bern. Please send in the names at 
o'nce to the committee, at New Bern. 

To those parish organizations which have sent in their 
pledge money promptly we wish to extend sincere thanks. 
It helps the work more than you perhaps realize to have the 
money sent in early in the year. To tho'se who have been 
less prompt we are sure this oversight has not been taken 
in consideration or it would not have happened.. 

This is God's work and we wish to give Him our best 
in time, efforts and money, our first fruits. For the year 
1924 let one o'f our resolutions be that we shall attend the 
first things first and know that all other things will be 
given us freely. 

With cordial greetings for a happy year, I am, 
Yours faithfully, 



Lew-Trenchard, Eng., Jan. 2. — The Rev. Sabine Baring- 
Gould, English novelist and theolc'gian, and author of "On- 
ward Christian Soldiers" and other noted hymns, died today. 

The Rev. S'abine Baring-Gould, author ci many books 
during his many years of literary activity, was best known 
as the writer of the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers. 
He also' wrote "xVow The Day Is Over," "'Though the Night 
o'f Doubt and Sorrow" and "On the Resurrection Morning." 

He would have been 90 years old on January 25. He be- 
gan his career as a writer at the age of 20 and published 
works of fiction, history, folk-lore, religion, travel and myth- 
ology. His last book, "A Demon Churchman," appeared 
in June, 1923. 

"Onward Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over ' 
were written in 1864. 

He resided on the ancestral estate at Lew Trenchard, 
No'rth Devon, where his family had lived for nearly three 

He was also a prolific writer of novels and works on his- 
tory, travel and other subjects., In one of his booka 
"Through Fire and Flame," he recounted the romance of 
the courtship which led to his marriage — a romance that 
upset the conservative views o'f the England of his time. 

When Vicar of Norbury, Yorkshire, in 1868, in the course 

of his duties, he fell in love on sight with Grace Taylor, 
the daughter of a mill hand who was herself employed as a 
factory hand. He obtained permission of the parents, sent 
the girl away to' be educated and a few years later married 
her, he himself announcing the marriage bans. 



"As a result of the fire, all our medical boo'ks were 
burned except a half-dozen which I had in my office. For- 
tunately these were standard books on surgery and medi- 
cine, but it is urgently necessary that we get as quickly ii£ 
possible a reasonably complete group of modern medical 
books. Not only were all the hc'spital booKs burned, but 
the complete libraries of many of the doctors on our staff 
were also lost." 

This is from a letter written by Dr. Teusler, the Direc- 
tor of St. Luke's. The story of Ihe saving of the half- 
do'zen medical books is the story of one of the minor hero- 
isms of the earthquake. The office is a small frame build- 
ing on the grounds of the new St. Luke's, and was practic- 
ally the only building left standing in the Tsukiji district. 
Its presei'vation was due to the loyalty of two Japanese 
servants who stayed on the roof all of the terrible Satur- 
day night having pails of water passed up to them with 
which ihey put out the small fires which were constantly 

While books sent to S't. Luke's now are to meet an emer- 
gency, their value will not lessen with its passing. When 
permanent buildings replace the present temporary bar- 
racks, they will form the nucleus for the really adequate 
medical library which we must build up for St. Luke's.. 

Before the earthquake St. Luke's had won unusual rec- 
ognition from the Japanese Government. And now its 
share in the relief work has met with the mo'st convincing 
evidence of the complete confidence of the authorities. 
Thirty government relief stations have been placed under 
the control of the St. Luke's staff. 

Furthermore, the city has asked Dr. Teusler to assume 
entire direction of a maternity and children's hospital 
which it will build in connection with St. Luke's and the 
entire maintenance co'st of which it will bear. 

These greater opportunities for service with their heavier 
responsibilities make more imperative the need for such 
material aids as a supply of the best medical books. 

As fast as the money comes in new books will be pur- 
chased by the Church Periodical Club from carefully pre- 
pared lists. In order to avoid duplication it is advised that 
bc'th books and money gifts be sent to the Club's central 
office. The address is 

Church Periodical Club, 
2 West 47th Street, 
New York, N. Y.. 

It has been suggested that the gift of money for a book 
for S't. Luke's would be a splendid thank offering for re- 
covery from illness. 

The doctors and nurses should have every aid we can 
give them. Their heroism during the earthquake and fire 
was beyond praise. St. Luke's was the o'nly hospital in 
Tokyo which saved every patient. The only recognition 
they wish from us, indeed the only genuine recognition 
we can o.ffer, is to help them "carry on." 

That the Episcopal Church has begun to participate in 
Ihe city-wide, inter-denominational evangelistic campaigns 
has become evident. While holding such a campaign in 
New Bern recently the preacher. Dr. Torrey, accepted an 
invitation to preach in Christ Church. In Washington 
the Rev. M. F. Ham, who' was then holding a meeting, 
preached in St.. Peter's Church. 



(From Living Churcli Annual.) 

Reported in Reported in Increase 

1922 1923 

Clergy 6,024 6,075 51 

Ordinations — • 

Deacons 139 149 10 

Priests 89 126 37 

Cand. for Orders.. 379 393 14 

Postulants 453 499 46 

Lay Readers 3,506 3,581 75 

Parishes and Mis.. 8,242 8,246 4 

Baptisms— Infant .. 57,676 56,207 —1,469 

Baptisms— Adult . . 12.687 13,133 44-6 

Eap.— Not Specified 6,342 4,963 —1,379 

Baptisms — Total ... 76,705 74,303 —2,402 

Confirmations 67,907 67,079 -828 

Communicants 1,143,801 1,156,207 12,406 

Marriages 29,529 28,217 —1,312 

Burials 47,724 49,44 ^ 1,725 

Sunday S'chool — 

Teachers r:i.992 55,051 1,159 

Scholars 4-76,375 467,725 —8,650 

Contribution.'! $35,748,625.67 $36,752,520.58$1,003,894'.91 



At a meeting of the Wardens and Vestry of. the Church 
of the Advent, Williamstcn, North Carolina, held Dec. 14, 
1923, the following minute was adopted: 

The Wardens and Vestry of the Church of the Advent 
mindful of the loss which this Parish, community, diocese 
and Church at large have sustained in the death of Fred- 
erick William Hoyt do place on record this expression of 
their appreciation of his life and labors. 

For nearly 15 years, Frederick William Hoyt was a faith- 
ful and conscientious communicant of this Parish, and for 
a period of 15 years he was a loyal and devoted member 
of the Vestry of the Church of the Advent. 

It is a pleasure to us to remember and to record that he 
came to us from Washington, North Carc'lina, there having 
been a member of the Vestry of St. Peter's Church, that 
he was made a member of the Vestry of the Church of the 
Advent, and was serving as such when the end of his life's 
jc'urney came. 

In all duties, occupations and responsibilities, he gave 
himself untiringly, and he performed them with the clear 
vision and with a good effect of a man c'f inflexible integ- 
rity and blameless life. Wise in counsel, generous in 
support, faithful in his duties, he was a fm-e type of the 
loyal, practifal churchman, and he has passed to his reward 
in the confidence of a certain faith, and in perfect charity 
with the world. 

Sometime before his death, he was incapacitated for 
active service, but with untiring zeal, unbounding love 
and ever increasing faith, he continued Ic serve as an 
active member of the Vestry of the Parish, and in doing 
this, he geve the best that M'as in him to the Church he 
loved so much. 

Truly, he fought the good fight, and, having finished his 
course in faith, he new rests from his 1-ibors. 

In this community, he was an example to all of a life 
well lived, well spent in the service of fraternitv. Church 
and state. 

In this Parish, he was a faithful officer, a zealc'us wor- 
shipper, a wise adviser and generous benefactor We hi- 
comrades, we, who associated with him in the duties of 
Church, with heavy hearts realize that his seat is empty 

and his memory is treasured by us with gratitude and high 

To his wife, children and his brothers and sisters, we 
tender our sincere sympathy; their consolation must bd 
in the rich luxury of his love, sacrifice and devotion to 
them, in his ho'nored name, and in the good works done by 

May the blessed Lord grant him the rest and refreshment 
of Paradise, and, at the last, a share in the Inheritance 
of His Saints in Life. 

Resolved, That a copy of this minute be sent to his fam- 
ily, his brothers and sisters, the Mission Herald, the Caro- 
lina Churchman and the Southern Churchman, and to the 
Diocesan S'ecretary, and that it be read at the main service 
of the Sunday following. 

By the Committee: 

H. M. STUBBS', S., W. 
M. S. MOORE, J. W. 



A supper was served to the men of St. John's on Nov. 
27, by the ladies' guild of the parish. There was an en- 
thusiastic attendance of the men, who heard an inspiring 
talk by Rev. J.. E. W. Cook, enjoyable music being fur- 
nished under the direction of Mr. McC. B. Wilson., 

A Thanksgiving Party was given by the Mary James 
Auxiliary in the Parish Hc'use on November 30th. "Father 
Time's Art Gallery," a play in which the children of the 
Church school took part, was the principal feature of the 
evening, while the fish-pond, the fortune-telling booth and the 
candy table added to the enjoyment of both the young 
people and their older friends. 

All the .guilds of the Parish united on December 8th 
in a sale of fancy work and gc'od things, each guild having 
its own table on which attractive displays were made. The 
articles found a ready sale, and a successful day was re- 

The celebration of the Christmas festival began at St. 
John's at 11 P. M., on Christmas Eve with the singing of 
traditional carols by the choir in the Church yard,, around 
a beautiful, electrically lighted tree., This was followed 
by a service in the Church, beginning at 11:30, which was 
largely attended, not only by members cf St. .John's, but 
by many from, the other parishes of the city. This 'first 
Christmas celebration of the Holy Eucharist was followed 
at 11 A. M. by a second celebration for the benefit of the 
older members of the congregation and others who- had been 
unable to attend the midnight service. A Christmas tree 
for the children of the Church School, with Santa Glaus 
in attendance, was held in the Parish House in the after- 
noon at four o'clock. Carols were sung, and Mr. Harrison 
added much to- the service with his violin. 

The annual election of the vestry took place on December 
4, an unusually large number of the congregation taking 
part in the vote. Those elected to serve during 1924 were- 
J. H. Bunting, W. G. Cleapor, C. McD. Davis, B. R Dunn 
E. T. Hancock, J. B. Hatchell. O. D. Holmes. George s' 
LeGrand, Jr., D. R., Murchison, H. P. Wilder, McC B Wil- 
son, W. H. Yopp. 

An appeal was sent out in December by Mrs. Jas. G Staton 
diocesan president of the Woman's Auxiliary, to the var- 
ious organizations of women, asking them to 'send Christ- 
mas gifts to the ex-service men in the Oteen Hospital near 
Asheville. This was done, and will doubtless become an 
annual custom. 




The Rev. James E. W. Cook and family are installed in 
St. Paul's Rectory, and have been iinely welcomed by the 
parish and town generally. Although they have been in the 
city but a short time they have endeared themselves, nol 
only to S't. Paul's parish, but tc the entire community. We 
feel most fortunate in getting this splendid Pastor. Mr. 
Cook is giving his services on Sunday afternoons to sur- 
rounding missions which are at present without pastoral 
care. On the first Sunday he goes to St. Luke's. Winter- 
ville; the second Sunday to St, Andrew's Cc'lored Mission 
in Greenville; the third to the Cotton Mills Mission, and 
on the fourth to S't. James'. Ayden. Last Sunday. Dec. 30, 
he preached at Farmville in the afternoon. 

Mr.. E. G. Joyner, our Sunday School Superintendent, we 
are glad to say, is out again after a serious illness and 
operatic'n in the hospital. Our Senior Warden, Mr. Harry 
Boyd, has recovered from an attack of "Flu", and is able to 
be out again to the gratification of his many friends. 

Our choir sang carols on Christmas^Eve. They were 
especially welcomed at Pitt County Jail, and at the Fifth 
Street Hospital. 

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve we had midnight ser- 
vices, and considering the weather and the sickness of sev- 
eral of Cur people the attendance was very encouraging. 

Sunday, January 6, our pastor preached on the words 
"Alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." He wants 
every communicant to make this his or her motto fc'r 1924 
In the evening we had an Epiphany service. After the 
sermon the "Three Wise Men." beautifully robed and 
crowned entered, singing "We three kings cf Orient 
are." Candles were distributed, and after they were lit 
the lights of the church were extinguished, and the last 
hymn sang by candle-light. It was an impressive lesson 
to see the congregation filing out in the night bearing 
their lighted candles with them. 

On Sunday, February 3rd, we are expecting the Bishop to 
visit our Parish, and to institute the Rector. He will hold 
a confirmation service, too, and altogether we expect to 
make it a Big Day., 

The vestry has elected Messrs H. A. White, W. H. Dail, 
Jr., R. R. Cotton, and E. G. Joyner as delegates to the 
Council to be held at New Bern on .January 22, and Messrs. 
W. A.. Bowen, .L C. Gaskins, W. Will Home and J. Harry 
Boyd as alternates. 



(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

One of the most impressive services ever held in Christ 
Church, Elizabeth City, was held New Year's Eve. The 
celebration of the Holy Communion began prc'mptly at 11:30 
P. M. The church was lighted only by the six cathedral can- 
dles on the altar and by the light back c'f the central figure, 
in the rosette window over the reredos. The attendance 
was surprisingly large. While the Lord's prayer was being 
said 1924 was born. All the lights in the Church came on 
and the bell rang at the stroke of twelve. 

Besides the regular Christmas service there was held a 
service fc'r the Sunday school on Christmas eve. A beau- 
tifully decorated Christmas tree stood in the aisle at the 
foot of the chancel weighted down and surrounded by in- 
numerable presents brought by the children of the Sunday 
School for use in the Welfare work of the city, thus mak- 

ing a service of giving rather than getting the lesson of 
the service. 

At the annual congregational meeting the fo'llowing new 
vestrymen were elected to take the place of the three who 
were automatically dropped at this time: Messrs. W. G. 
Gaither, F. G. Jacocks and W. P. Duff. 

There is quite a bit of discussion going on in the parish 
now concerning the building of a new parish house. We 
are hoping to erect one before the fall. 


On December 7 and 11 the consecrations duly occurred 
of the Rev Drs., Motoda and Naide for the newly erected 
dic'-eses of Tokyo and Osaka in the Japanese Church, the 
Niniicn Sei Ko Kwai, 

The first missionary society to send workers to Japan 
WPS no other than our own, after the opening of treaty 
pcrts to foreigners in 1859. 

Our first workers arrived in 18.59 and were followed with- 
in ^ yp^r by those of three ether societies. 

For the iiast thirty-seven years the Church in Japan 
li-^s been a constitutional self-legislating body. It became 
po on February 8, 1887. two years before the Japanese 
Fmnire received its constitution! It was formed of four 
fiiorpoes. Now there are ten. Three are provided for by 
the Church of England, one by the Church c'f England in 
Canada, three by the Church in the United States, and 
now. unique in the annals of Anglican missions, two are 
cffi'^ially wholly Japanese. 

Tn reg^ird to the Emergency Relief Fund, the accom- 
plishment so greatly hoped for came to pass, and Mr. 
Franliin cabled to Japan, in time for an announcement 
to be made at the consecration, that the $500,000, was as- 
sured. These who have given to the Fund and those who 
are still to give, and all Church people who look toward 
the possibilities of the immediate future, will read with 
deep feeling Bishop McKim's cablegram of acknowledg- 
ment. Translated from the code it reads: 

"Words cannot express the grateful thanks of the entire 
mission for the quick generous emergency relief. We con- 
fidently rely en continued support of American Church in 
all reconstruction plans. Please render all the help you 
can to bring the Japanese nation to Christ."— Bishop 


"It takes 17 1-2 bushels c'f corn to pay a bricklayer one 

"It takes 23 chickens to pay a painter for one day's work. 

"It takes 42 pounds of butter to pay a plumber $14.00 a 

"It takes a hog weighing 175 pounds, representing eight 
"uonths of care and feeding, to pay a cari)enter for one 
day's work." 

Quoting the above from a paper of the Middle Western 
United States, Dr. Percy Watsc'n of the Congregational 
Mission in Fenchow, Chansi, China, goes on to give some 
Chinese equivalents as they are in Fenchow: 

"One bushel of corn pays the wage of one bricklayer 
for ten days, while one chicken pays the painter for one 

"In Fenchow 2 pounds of pc'rk, not a hog of 175 pounds, 
pay the daily wage of a carpenter. 

"Twelve ounces of butter will pay the wages of a Tientsin 
plumber now installing the hospital plumbing. 

"If an American plumber would donate one-tenth of his 
daily wage to the benefit of mission building in China, 
it would pay a Chinese plumber for 5 1-2 days Cf 12 hour^ 




The S'eamen's Church Institute of America, although only 
in the third year ot its corporate life.has grown oeyond the 
fondest hopes, and today its flag is Hying over twelve great 
ports on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts, with Chap- 
lains stationed at Manila and Havana, Cuba. 

There are more than a million seamen in the ports oi 
America each year, and it is the purpose of the Seamen s 
Church Institute of America to render certain special ser- 
vices to meet the many special needs peculiar to the sailors 
who'se work and calling necessarily make them strangers 
in every port, without home and friends. Loneliness and 
a natural desire for companionship lead them into the many 
resorts along the waterfront where he becomes a prey to 
the spoiler of our national ideas, and the victim of the 
appeals cf immorality, which soon destroy the mental, 
moral and social qualities of the man. 

To combat these evils, the Church, through her agency, 
the S. C. I. of A. offers a substitute where the stranger 
may find a friend, the homeless a home, and the lonely 
an environment in which he can live and move and have 
his being as a normal man. 

Were it not for the Seamen's Church Institute, the sailoi 
ashore would be compelled to find lodging in a cheap board- 
ing house, where bed and sanitary accommodations leave 
much to be desired, but in the institute the sailor always 
finds a room that is ligh:, clean and comfortable, where he 
may rest in safety and peace,- and find that sleep which 
alone can prepare him for the toil of the mc'rrow.. At the 
Institute which becomes his home he may check his suit- 
case or seabag, often containing all his worldly goods; 
receive his mall from all parts of the world; depc'sit his 
wages for safe keeping; find a job withc'ut paying a large 
fee to an employment agent; receive medical attention 
where necessary; and find the opportunity to fill his leis- 
ure time when ashore with an intelligently directed pro- 
gramme, refreshing to both mind and body. 

Although we consider every phase of Institute work a 
practical application c'f the Christian religion^ neverthe- 
less the more formal expressions of religion are never neg- 
lected but emphasized at the regular Stinday services held 
in the Institute Chapels. 

The task of the lujcitute is to create a wholesome environ- 
ment in which the sailor can live a normal life while in 
our pc'rts. Our efforts have met with success, and wherever 
thr sailor is to be found, there is also heard from thii 
st2 anger from evt.-iy land, • ^s thfve an Irstitute in tliis 
port?" Sad to relate there is not, but the Institute hopes 
the day is not far distant when there will be a Seamen's 
Church Institute in every p3it of the nation. . 

To meet this growing need for the uplift of humanity, the 
Institute is making an effort to increase its membership, 
so that it may be nation-wide in its personnel, nation-wide 
in its interest, and nation-wide in its support. 

You may become a member of the Seamen's Church in- 
stitute of America by indicating in the space below the class 
of membership you desire, and sending this slip, with your 
name and address, to the General Secretary of the Insti- 
tute, Rev. William T. Weston, 25 S'o'uth Street, New York 

Benefactors — those paying $1000 or more at any one 

Life Members — those paying $.500 or more at any one 

Patrons — those paying $100 annually. 
Guarantors — those paying $25 annually.. 
Donors — those paying $10 annually. 
Sustaining members — those paying $5 annually. 
Annual Members — those paying $1 annually. 


A recent gift to the American Church Building Fund Com- 
mission of $25,000 raised its Permanent Fund, from which 
building loans are made, to nearly $750,000. The Trustees 
are dii eating every elfo'rt to increase this Fund so that it 
will oe suiiicient to meet not only a greater number of re- 
LtueaLs ior mouerate loans, but also some of the many requests 
lor i^oans larger tnan tne present turnover of tue Capital 
luiiu wouiu justify. Only twenty Loans a year, of the aver- 
oige bize Oi q)o,uuu, are at present possible irom the returns 
lyxi ouLbLunuiug i^oans, a Cnurcn tiuildiug Fund, if it is 
Lo serve Lue wnoie Cnurcn, ougnt to be sufnciently equipped 
Lo' meet Liie neeas of otners than the smaller Parishes and 
iviisbions, ntgieciing none which commend themselves. 
uuts bucn as tne above, and a similar gift of last year, 
Uiive neiped to maive the Fund more capable of a wider 

'f ne reports of eleven months business in this year show 
an aggregate ot $103,950 in loans of which $60,000 has been 
taiieu for, $40,075 in Gifts of which $25,725 has been called 
lor, and $ll,2u8 in Grants of which $2,700 has been called 

The Trustees express their pleasure in being able tc an- 
nounce the gradual increase and efficiency of the Fund, 
and bespeak for it the larger interest in its growth which 
its importance as a factor in physical Church Extension 
would seem to justify. 


There were over a thousand confirmations last year in 
Madagascar, (From that island comes half the wo'rld's sup- 
ply of radium.) 

It is curious that in the diocese of Lahore there are more 
British soldiers stationed than in any other in the world 
except Winchester. 

A small girl in a Western Canada mission district wrote 
in a history paper, "When William the Conqueror came to 
England ho found no code of laws, and so he drew up the 
'I . n Coininandni'^nts. 

Anglicans in Australia 

The Australii 1 census shows that wbil^ Anglicans have 
always been the largest religious body in Australia, now 
44.4 per cent of the population, their numbers have increas- 
ed in the last ten years faster than the population. 

The increase of population for the whole Commonwealth 
is 22 per cent; the increase of membership in the Anglican 
Cc'mmunion, 38.7, Romanists, Presbyterians and Methodists, 
though increasing in number, have decreased relatively 
to the population. — From The Mission Field. 



Mr. Den and I with the help of some Christian scholars 
of the congregation have been working out the inscrip- 
tions in Chinese to be used over the gate and various door- 
ways. In this the aim has been to' express Christian ideas 
in phrases which will have the literary flavor of the Chinese 
classics. (When we realize that the Chinese ideograph 
is to the Chinese a work of art as well as a means of ex- 
pressing ideas in most concise form, we can realize the 
fitness of this form of decoration.) 

W^e are changing the name of the church and school to a 
really Chinese name. The English names, St. Matthew's 
Church and St. Matthew's S'choo'l, we are keeping, but the 
three Chinese characters, Shen Ma Tai, used in the New 
Testament to transliterate the name St. Matthew, mean 
"Holy Big Horse," which must seem to the Chinese a 
strange name for a' church, to say the least. We are 
changing the Chinese name to Hong Tao, the characters 
meaning Abundant Gospel.. — Lloyd Craighill of Manchang, 
in The Southern Churchman. 


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We can wish nothing better to'r the readers of the Mis- 
sion Herald than that they have retained as a heritage oi 
youth that delightiul sense of expectancy, which approaches 
every corner with quickened step, knowing that some new 
experience awaits them. We hope that none of you have 
become so disheartened o'r disillusioned that you cannot 
still look at lite as a great adventure, and welcome a new 
year as containing the promise of new experiences. New 
experiences, new truth, new ways of service, new avenues 
of affection await us if we will but turn the corner wilJi 
receptive hearts and minds, knowing that no blighting 
sorrow can be the final word in a lite watched over by a 
God who' cares. God give you a steadfast hope that grounds 
Itself in the promise of victory through our Lord Jesus 
Christ; and a living faith that will enable you to stretch 
liorward in every nerve to hear His v^ice. T, P., Jr. 


To say the least, the Epiocopil Chuich has go. ten moie 
than its share of publicity in the public prints during the 
pdSt tnrte years.. But that it has bteu puuii(-iL> li ...i 
undesirable scrt gc'es without saying. For months the news- 
papers carried columns abo'ut the murder of the New Jersey 
clergyman and regaled the public with stories of unlawful 
intimacy with a member of his congregation. Murders, 
scandals, and heresy trials liave brought the name of our 
Church to the front page of the newspapers all too often. 
Of course this avalanche of unwelcc'me news has not shaken 
the faith of our people in the rank and file of the clergy, 
but it has naturally brought distress to many good people 
who regard the good name of their Church as sacred. They 

would not have the newspapers hush up any scandal, or re- 
gard the clergy as sacrosant. But they naturally and rightly 
deplore these occurences which liave given the writers of 
newspaper headlines occasion for the display of their talent 
.lor giving swift currency to scandal. Our genuine love of 
the Church is such that we are hurt to the quick when 
it is made to appear that she is dragged before police court 
magistrates, and haled to the bar of public opinion to 
answer for her heretical tendencies. Indeed we are certain 
c'l: the loyalty of our Church as a whole to Christ,, as we 
have a right to be, but it distresses and perplexes us to have 
the Church placed in a false light as it has been in the 
past three years. T. P., Jr. 


I'wo New York Rectors are responsible for most of the 
articles that appear on the front pages of our Monday 
morning newspapers. Dr. Grant, with his sensational ut- 
terances, religious and economic, is noticed because he 
happens to' be the Rector of one of the large and influential 
ciiurches. Dr. Guthrie, of St. Marks, is noticed and quoted 
because of the freakish religious practiced which he fosters^ 
Dr. Grant really does net speak authoritatively for the 
Church or for any party in the Church. The Modernists, 
with whose cause he has been identified, would not sanc- 
tion his leadership, or acknowledge that he speaks their 
language. Dr. Guthrie's share in the publicity is only 
incidental. He is freakish at a time when the doings of 
the freaks are megaphoned by the newspapers to all cf the 
world. But underneath all of the publicity, as unwelcome 
as much of it has been, there is a great deal o'f reason for 
the airing of views. It is not regrettable that Dr. Parks, 
of St. Bartholomew's, has spoken as he has, though it is 
regrettable that the newspaper headlines made him say 
what he never intended to say. It was inevitable that 
the same spirit of intolerance as regards dogma, which 
has visited its wrath upon other churches, should invade 
ours. It is a matter of opinion whether or net the Bishop's 
Pastoral revealed a spirit of intolerance, but it goes without 
saying that many men with unquestioned scholarship and 
Christian loyalty disagree on the questions involved. 
Where there is such disagreement on matters so vital there 
is bound to be suspicion, which often results in unbrotherly 
action. It will clear the atmosphere to have the matter 
threshed out. It need not be a matter of washing dirty 
linen before the public, for the differences are not between 
good men and bad men. It is the case of good men exam- 
ining the same question, but arriving at different conclus- 
ions., T. P., Jr. 


We need not be disturbed if some preacher calls into 
question our old theology and definitions, as they are doing 
today. The newspaper headlines may make his utterances 
appear scandalous, but the thing which he is actually say- 
ing may be the stirring of a new consciousness. It may 
be the loosening of his hold on some definitio'n which we 
have confused with tlTe truth itself, and therefore have 
regarded as sacred. May it not also be his grasp on some 
new definition of the old truth, which is striving to be 
Ijorn? May it not be true that God's revelation o'f Him- 
self is a continuous revelation; that just as nature evolves 
higher and higher forms of life, so God entrusts us with 
a higher knowledge of Him and of ourselves, and grants 
us a deeper insight into the mystery of truth and of being. 
We confess tiiat we are net afraid of anything that O'r. 
Grant or Dr. Parks may say, if they are honest men in 
search of the truth, though we may deplore the sensational 
methods which harass many good people. We believe that 
God is continuously revealing Himself to us through those 
who earnestly seek te know Him and to interpret His will. 

T. P.. Jr< 


"^ 9 

Personal Items. 

Friends will greatly sympathize with the Rev. R. I. John- 
son, Rector of St. Cyprian's New Bern, over the loss of his 
wife by death on December first. 

The Rev. Arthur J. Mackie, who was credited to this 
Diocese during the time that he was a student at the Sem- 
inary, was ordained priest by Bishop Hulse in All Saints' 
Church, Guantanama, Cuba, on December 21st. Bishop 
Darst has since transferred Mr. Mackie to' Cuba as a priest. 

Bishop Darst will spend a short time in Florida the latter 
part of this month, visiting friends and taking some ser- 
vices and confirmation classes for the Bishop of Florida. 

Rev. Messrs. W., R. Noe and Theodore Partrick, Jr., at- 
attended a conference in Atlanta on January 9 and 10th, un- 
der the auspices of the Field Department of the National 
Council. Both Mr. Noe and Mr. Partrick had a place c'n the 
program, the latter suusLituting for Bisnop Darst, who was 
prevented from attending. 

it has been announced that Messrs. Sam Woolvin and 
S. E. Matthews, who are students of the DuBose iVlemo- 
rial Training School will work in the Wilmington Arch- 
deaconry during their vacation. The Wilmington Clergy 
have taken care of the work formerly under the care of the 
Rev. J. E.. W. Cook. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane and Mr. C. C Chadbourn repre- 
sented the diocese of East Carolina at a meeting held in 
the interest of securing a new building for S't. Augustine's 
School, in Raleigh, on January 7th. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, who spent his vacation in Mo'rgan- 
ton this summer, serving the Church, was invited to hold 
three services there on the fifth Sunday in December. 

Bishop Darst celebrated the ninth anniversary of his 
consecration as Diocesan of East Carolina on Epiphany Sun- 
day, the 6th. On the Evening of Epiphany the Bishc'p 
preached at St. James', Wilmington. His diocesan family 
and numerous friends co'ngratulate him on the commemora- 
Lion of this most auspicious occasion. 

The Rev. Alexander Miller, Rector of St. Paul's, Wilming- 
ton, represented the diocese of East Carolina at a meeting 
of the committee from the Carolina and Georgia dioceses at 
Hendersonville c'n January 8th, called to discuss the advis- 
ability of purchasing suitable Assembly grounds. 


The Rev., John L. Saunders, for several years Rector of 
the churches in Gates and Hertford counties, but now 
Rector of North Kent Parish, diocese of Easton, has re- 
cently sent us a copy of his parochial paper, which sets 
forth in detail the amount and quality of work being done 
by that parish. Mr. Saunders' friends will be glad to learn 
of his success. 

The Church papers recently carried an account of a re- 
markable preaching mission conducted in the Church of St. 
Jude and the Nativity, Philadelphia, by the Rev. Loaring 
Clark. The Rector of this Church is the Rev. J. C. Cros- 
son, who was formerly connected with East Carolina, hav- 
ing served churches in Beaufort and Robeson counties. 

The Diocese of Western North Carolina has undertaken 
the publication of a diocesan paper. The Bulletin, whicli 
is to appear this month. The editor of that paper is to be 

the Rev. John H. Griffith, now Archdeaco'n of that Diocese. 
Mr. Griffith, who was for many years connected with East 
Carolina as Rector of St. Mary s, Kinston, has had a good 
deal of experience, being for several years editor of the 
Mission Herald. 

The Rev. E. M. Parkman, who since leaving East Caro- 
lina has been in Augusta, Ga., has recently accepted a call 
to the Church of the Holy Comforter, Birmingham, Ala.., 
a parish made vacant by the death of the Rev., Stewart 
McQueen, who served there for twenty-five years. Mr. 
I'ancman went into the ministry while he was in business 
in Wilmington, and served very acceptably as Rector of 
the Church c'l the Holy Cross, Aurora. He has done splen- 
did work in Augusta. 

Diocesan News. 


'i'ne good news comes to the Mission Herald from the 
oince or tne ii)xecutive S'ecretary that the diocese of East 
Carolina nas paid in lull its quota to the General Church, 
lor tne year 1928. This is the nrst year since 192U that 
Wc paid our iuu quoLu. Mr. Noe remarks in his letter con- 
veying tnis iniormation: It may niiean that East Carolina 
will again lead the whole Church." 

The Mission Herald has hoped to print this month a 
statement irom the office of the diocesan, treasurer, show- 
ing the full amounts paid on pledges for the year 1923. 
Mr. Meares kept his boo'KS open until January 5th, then 
decided to keep them open until the 8th, making it impos- 
sible for us to wait for it. The last information which 
we had from the office was that we would this year be able 
to pay all current obligations. We have a note in the bank 
for $y,500, however, that we will probably be unable to pay 
from last year's receipts.. 

A call has been sent out for a meeting of the Bishop and 
Executive Council in Christ Church Parish house. New 
bern, on Monday evening, January 21st, at eight P. M. 
■\t this meeiiiig on the night before the first session of the 
Annual Council the Executive Council will take up a num- 
ber of matters that will be referred to the Council. The 
pledges from the parishes and missions of the Dio'cese 
will be considered, and appropriations for the year made 
■jn the basis established by the pledges. The Rev. W. R. 
Noe, Executive Secretary, was unable to furnish us with 
the total amount of the pledges, as a number had not been 
reported as we go to press. 

Delegates to the annual Council will do well to bear 
in mind the following resolution, passed at the last 
Council: "Resolved, That at the next annual Council, the 
treasurer read in detail the statement showing the pledges 
made by parishes and missions, the amounts paid by each, 
and the balance due, if any, and where such balances exist, 
the representative of the parish or mission be allowed an 
opportunity of explaining cause for the failure to pay 
in full." 

Mr. Joseph Mitchell Taylo'r, of Chocowinity, senior this 
year at the Virginia Seminary, was ordained to the Diacon- 
ate in Christ Church, New Bern, on January 2nd, 'oy Bishop 
Darst. The candidate was presented by the Rev. D. G. 
MacKinnon, and the sermon preached by the Rev. George 
W. Lay. The Rev., Stephen Gardner read the Epistle and 
the Rev. John Hartley the Litany. Mr. Taylor did excel- 
lent work in New Bern and adjacent places this summer, 
under the direction of Dr. MacKinnon. He expects to 
return to that field after graduating at the Seminary. 




Pericdically, some Church people are disturbed by the 
appearance of a new translation of the whole or portions 
ot the English Bible. The' use of the so-called King James 
version in the services of the Church, especially in the 
lessens at Morning and Evening Prayer and in the Epistles 
and Gospels Cf the office of Holy Communion, has begotten 
a feeling of reverence for the exact words of this transla- 
tion which is often unreasoning, and sometimes becomes 
superstitious. As every clergyman and every scholar knows, 
there have been many translations of the books of the 
Bible into English, every new rendering having been 
prompted by c'ne of two reasons, the discovery of more 
accuKiie knowledge of the original Hebrew and Greek 
words of the text, or a desire to substitute the current lan- 
guage of our people for the obsolete and archaic English 
of former centuries. E.very such successive attempt has 
met with strenuous opposition, the c'ojectors alleging that 
ail such retranslations are inspired by a spirit of frivolous 
criticism, if not by heretical design. It should noV be neces- 
sary to call the attention of people thus alarmed to the fact 
that the Psalms, as read in Church are not from the King 
James Bible, but from an English translation made in 1540, 
and diheiing widely in phraseology from the version found 
in the edition of 1611. Further, our Church lecterns ai'e pro- 
vided with Bioles having the American revisers' improve- 
ments upon the King James text printed in the margins 
and auLhorized by the General Convention for use in the 

Beside these authorized changes of word and phrase, 
there have appeared in the last twenty years several cc'm- 
plete new translations of the Old and New Testaments. 
Every one c'f these as it appeared has been greeted by a 
chorus of hostile criticism and ridicule altogether unmerited 
by the motive or method of the author., The most bitterly 
assailed example of these new translations has been that 
of Prof. Edgar Goodspeed, of the University al Chicago, 
publisned last year. One heated Protestant felt called upon 
to write of it: "Theologians and laymen alike will wait 
with awe for God to strike him dead for thus laying his 
calloused hands upon the sacred and inspired word of God." 

Whatever be c'ae's predilections concerning this matter, 
it would be of value to every priest and every devout lay- 
man of the Church to possess himself one of these newer 
versions of the New Testament. Among them may be 
mentioned the editions put forth by Moft^ect, Ballantyne, 
Weymouth,and Goodspeed, as well as the Twentieth Century 
Bible. All of these may be had fro'm sellers of good books. 

Another aspect of the question has been brought to' the 
fore in the revision of the Prayer Book, which has been 
going on for some years, and is not yet apparently near 
its conclusion. It is the very obvious obscurity and in- 
appropriateness c'f a few of the liturgical Epistles. One 
of these is the very Judaistic argument read on the Feast 
of the Circumcision. It is quite certain that this passage 
conveys very little meaning to the hearers in the Church, 
and there could be a substitution of a more edifyii^g epis- 
tle to the advantage of all concerned.. But the ultra con- 
servative blocks the way, opposed to all change, even when 
such change is in the interests of co'minon sense and good 

Another example calling for revision jg in the Epistle 
for the Feast of the Epiphany, which is lead two or three 
times a year in the Church lections. It is iIi^b wf;li known 
quotation from the Epistle to the Ephesiaus beginning, 
"For this cause, I Paul, a prisoner, etc." The sentence 
so begun is one of the longest in the New Testament, and 
it has no predicate. The separate phrases of it are beau- 
tifully worded, and the general effect of hearing it may be 
called soothing, but I am sure fhat no one in any congre- 
gation knows what it means. Its construction would baffle 

a professor of rhetoric, but it is from the sacred King 
James text, and so must stand in all its picturesque uuin- 
telligibility. It is curiciis that most of the multitudinous 
commentators on this Epistle, while saying bv/eet noth- 
ings about the words "prisoner," "gentiles," "dispensa- 
ticn," etc., delicately refrain from mentioning what is the 
only difficulty in the passage referred to. Several of the 
new versions provide a predicate, and so make ihe mean- 
ing clear. Could not our Committee on Revision adopt 
one of these, or recommend another selection in language 
"understanded by the people"" W., O. C. 

It is an interesting and hopeful fact that the Church 
in the Diocese is reaching cut to serve new places. In 
recent letters the Bishop has mentioned the work at Lake 
Phelps, under the direction of the Rev. C. E. Williams; 
and the more recent inauguration of services at Rowland 
oy the Rev. Harvey A., Cox. Dr. L.ay in his correspondence 
luentions the tact that plans are under way for the erec 
lion of a church at Morehead City, and Dr. Drane states 
mat there is goo'd chance for a development of the v/ork 
at Mege. It has been a great disappoiniment to many that 
iuuas have not been made availaole by the Nation Wide 
Cc.mpaign lor developing new work, but it seems now that 
VI t are in a lair way of starting things. 


The present enrollment in our theological seminaries 

is as follows, according to' figures received by the Depart- 
ment of Religious Education: 

1922-23 1923-24 

Berkeley 15 20 

Bexley Hall 16 18 

Bishop Payne 12 13 

Pacific 7 7 

St. John's, Greeley, Col 14 20 

Delancey 12 11 

DuBose 31 37 

Cambridge 30 38 

General 100 117 

Nashotah 17 24 

Philadelphia 32 36 

Seabury 12 19 

S'ewanee 21 26 

Virginia 67 70 

386 456 
The work at Western is temporarily suspended until the 
seminary is moved to Evanston. 


Those paying one dollar: Miss Louise Harlow, Mrs. L. 
H. Smith, Mrs. W. A. Williams, Miss S'udie Hargrove, J. 
D. Bell, Mrs. D., I. Roberts, Mrs. H. A. Host, Mrs. A. S. 
Marsh, Mrs. W. Y. S'hepard, Mrs. C. T. Cordon, Mrs. Frank 
Sidbury, Mrs. W. H. Zoeller, Mrs., T. B. Kingsbury. Mrs. 
Annie Payne, Rev. E. M. Parkman, G. H. Hall, Mrs. Henry 
A. Bond, Rev. E. S'. Willett. Total $18.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. W. T. Hines, 
$2.00; Mrs. E., G. Westo-n, $3.00; Mrs. O. B. Gibbs, $2.00; Dr. 
W. C. Whitfield, $2.00; Miss Theresa Agostini, $2.00; Mrs. 
W. I., Thcmpson, $2.00; Mrs. E. C. Conger, $1.50; Mrs. 
Edward Wood, $1.50. Total, $16.00. 

Total for month, $34.00. 

To grow is one of the laws of life. To have a larger com- 
prehension of life, tc have a higher ideal for one's life, to 
rise to the call of duty — this is worth while. — Rev. W. B. 




December is always a very happy month at the Orphanage. 
Every day brings numerous parcels and packages and let- 
ters c'f kindly greetings from our many friends. It is 
also the month when the returns come in from the Thanks- 
giving Offering. Up to January 1st, this offering amounted 
to $8194.59 . This is a very splendid offering and we wish 
to express our sincere thanks to every one who contributed 
to it. We cannot help thinking however, of the fine things 
you might do at your Orphanage, if we had received a 
Thanksgiving Offering such as the Baptists gave their 
Orphanage at Thomasville, amounting on December 1st. 
to $77,695.66. with all of December to hear from, and we 
know the Presbyterians expected to receive $125,000.00. A 
Thanksgiving Offering such as this would enable us to carry 
out our entire Building Program. 

While December is for the most part a time fcr receiving 
gifts at the Orphanage, yet the children did not miss the 
real spirit of Christmas which is found in the words of our 
Lord, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." For 
example they kept "Golden Rule Sunday," and sent a small 
check to the Near East Relief, with a great deal of joy. 
They also nearly doubled their quota in the N., W. C, and 
were seccnd to make their returns to the Chairman, Rev. 
R. B. Gribbin. 

The children enjoyed the concert given in the Billy Sun- 
day Tabernacle, on Sunday afternoon December 23rd, by 
The Ivey Choral Club. Our boys and girls had the seats 
of honor in front reserved for them, and Dr. Wade R. 
Brown, Director of Music at the Greensboro College for 
Women, and leader c'f the Community singing, called on 
our boys and girls to sing one verse of one of the Christmas 
Hymns alone, which they enjoyed doing, and did very 

One afternoon shortly before Christmas the Santa Clans 
of one of the big Department Stores visited the children, 
and it was a very pretty sight to see the delight of the 
little ones who clung to him. 

On Christmas EWe a committee of our Young PeCples Ser- 
vice League carried Christmas '.ttj>\.;Tigs, fruit and presents 
for the little children of .Tchn Davtnport, the colored man 
who helps with the fdvni work. LaCer in the evaninji thoy 
enjoyed very much serenading Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Smith 
with Christmas Carols. Christmas morning the children 
enjc'yed their trees and presents. There was a beautifully 
decorated tree in each cottage. It is impossible for us to 
express the joy and sincere appreciation which the chil- 
dren felt, for the splendid gifts which were so lovingly 
bestowed upon them by their kind friends in, 
Washington, Scotland Neck, Greenville and many other 
places throughout the State. The little chapel of St. Mary 
the Virgin never looked prettier than it did this Christmas. 
It was decG'rated by Miss Nail assisted by several of the 
older girls. 

Sliortly after the service on Christmas morning, a new 
kind of Santa Claus drove up in the person of Ronald 
Guthrie, age nine, driving a very beautiful little pony in- 
stead of a reindeer. He came, he said, to make the chil- 
dren a present of the pony and the wicker cart, saddle and 
everything which belongs to a complete outfit. We feel 
sure that the pony will be able to replace the faithful 
dc'nkey who departed this life some months ago. 

In the afternoon of Christmas Day the Elks came for the 
children with a long string of Motor busses and taxi cabs 
and carried them to their club where they had a beautiful 
Christmas tree, and they loaded down the children with all 
kinds of lovely gifts. 

On Holy Innocents Day the Church Service League of 
St. Peter's Church, gave the children a Cliristmas tree 
in the school room c'f Thompson Hall. 

The tree was beautifully decorated and the presents were 

unusually fine, being just what the children had written for 
in their letters to Santa C':;ui.=. 

About seventeen of c'ur older boys were invited to go to 
the "Father and Son" supper at St. Martin's Parish Hall 
on the evening c'f December 28th. A very fine supper was 
served and a splendid program presented, the chief feature 
of whi'^'h was an address by Bishop Coadjutor E. A. Peaick. 

De'cml-er 29th, the Superintendent took the older boys 
to the Y. M. C. A. to the basket ball game between the 
University of North Carolina team and the Charlotte "Y" 

Sunday mc'rning the 30th, while driving some of his chil- 
dren to Sunday S^hocl, the Superintendent was run into 
.by another car, and the faithful "fliver" somewhat bent. 
Fortunately no one was hurt but "Lizzie". 

About twenty-four sick children have been cared for in 
the Infirmary during the past month and a half, and due 
to the fine care and charge of Miss Robinson, Nurse in 
charge, no e])idemic has as yet gotten a foc't-hold., The 
Infirmary has been beautifully equipped and has already 
been of inestimable comfort and service to us. 


First Grade: 

Stella Smith 97 

Otho S'mith 97 

Elizabeth Jones 97 

Leroy Dellinger 90 

Harry Potts 95 

Paul Keever 90 

Second Grade: 

Lucille Vincent 98 

Marjorie Dellinger 95 

Third Grade: 

Lettie Smith 97 

Rosa Duffy 95 

Oscar Spence 95 

William Potts 93 

Hugh Shutters 92 

Wade Wel5b 90 

Otis Gates 90 

Fc'urth Grade: 

Ruth Duffy 90 

Mildred Melton 92 

Margaret Edmonston 95 

Fifth Grade B: 

Lillian Melton 94 

William Deal 93 

Fifth Grade A: 

Dan Keever 92 

S'ixth Grade: 

Ruth Bean 92 

Flora Christenberry 91 

Seventh Grade: 

Nellie Kerr 94 

Cash contribution received from Nov. 10th to Dee. 10th. 

Aurora, Church Holy Cross $ 56.22 

Avoca, Sue Martin and George Capehart 5.00 

Bath, Mrs. M. A. Price 1.00 

Bath, W. A., St. Thomas 12.35 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 46.85 

Beihaven, St. James 45 . 11 

Clinton, W. A., St. Paul's 15.00 

Elizabeth City, I. M. D. Foire 5 . 00 

Fairfield, All Saints 13 . 08 

Fayetteville, Robert Strange 10.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 30 .00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 33 . 00 

Jessama, Zion Church 15 . 00 

Kinston, St. Mary 99 . 10 

Lake Waccamaw, Miss McGwigon 3.50 

Maxton, Mrs. A. Shaw and family 12.50 



Pollocksville, Mission 2 . 50 

Red S'prings, Gen., G. H. Hall 12 . 50 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's Church 7.57 

Roper, St. Luke's 6 . 00 

Roxobel, T. L. Norfleet 5.00 

Seven S'prings, Holy Innocents 10.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas 10.00 

Snow Hill, L. V. Morrill 1 . 00 

Vanceboro, W. A., St. Paul's 15.00 

Warsaw, Calvary Church 8.25 

Washington, Mrs. Julia Campbell 5.00 

Wrightsville, Mrs., M. W. Divine 10.00 

Wilmingtcn, Rev. E. Wooten 5.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 8 . 00 

Wilmington, S't. John's 1.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina ?Iarlow 7.00 

Wilmington, Mrs. J. F. Miller 25.00 

Wilmington, Mrs. C. P. Bailey 20.00 

Wilmington, Mrs. W. A„ Dick 25.00 

Wilmington, Rev. J. B. Gibble 7.50 

Wilmington, R. E. Smith 5.00 

Williamston, Church of Advent 40.00 


Mrs. J. P. Miller, Wilmington, package of clothing; Miss 
Mamie Hale, 4 union suits, 3 pairs stockings, 3 over-all 
suits, 1 sweater for Harry Potts; W. A. Mission Redeemer, 
Edward, Clothing, gingham and t&'wels; St. Margaret's 
Guild, Bath, bundle of clothing: St. Thomas' Pa;ish, Bath, 
1 quilt; Junior Auxiliary, Wintervijle, box of canned goods, 
flour and sweet potatoes; St. Mavthews, Maxton, clothing 
and candy; S't. Martin S. S., Hamilton, fruits, nui.^, candy, 
cake for Margaret E'well; Baldwin Coiton Mills, Wilming- 
ton, 1 belt of gingham; Miss Lena Phillips, Hope Mills, 1 
quilt; Miss Sue Collier, Goldsboro, 100 Christmas cards; 
St. John's Wilmington, case of canned goods; Churcli Holy 
Cross, Aurora, 3 barrels Irish potaioe-', 3 bags Irish pota- 
toes; W. A. Windsor, dress goc'ds, shoes, clothes; Mrs. D. 
H. Scott, Wilmington, bag of toys. 



Our newest venture, a lenten course fc'r 1924, is to be 
given. The title of it is, "The Spirit Cf Japan Needs The 
Spirit of Christ." The whole course costs only forty cents. 

For those who like study here is plenty. For those who 
prefer just good reading, try this. For those who like 
pictures, these pictures tell what our girls can do' for those 
of Japan. 


Ofnie of thje hoys whc attended the Los jAnigeles Boys' 
Conference on the Ministry writes with engaging frankness 
about his experience. "The clergy all had machines," he 
c^be^iA^es, "and only one Ford in the lot." The Rev.; C. 
Rankin Barnes of South Pasadena is "young, and very 
lively; however, we all liked him." Bishop Moulton is 
"one cf the nicest men I ever met." "I found out that min- 
isters are human and lively, and also, I am sure those ol 
the Episcopal Church average higher than any other of 
those I have met." 

Also, "After having been to so many services of Morning 
and Evening Prayer, one comes to' realize what fine ser- 
vices these are. The services in the other churches seera 
very feeble after the splendid prayers and order in these 
simple forms." 

"We were at the conference exactly five days, and 1 
never had a better time at anything during the same length 
of time." 

"We are quite sure 

That He will give them back — bright, pure and beautiful, 
We knew He will but keep 
Our own and His until we fall asleep; 
We know He does not mean 
To break the strands reaching between 
The here and there. 

He does not mean — though Heaven be fair — 
To change the spirits entering there, that they forget 
The eyes upraised and wet, 
The lips too still for prayer. 
The mute despair. 
He will not take 

The spirit which He gave, and make 
The glorified so new 
That they are lost to me and you. 
I do believe they will receive 
Us — you and me — and be so glad 
To meet us that when most I would grow sad 
I just begin to think about the gladness 
And the day 

When they shall tell us all about the way 
That they had learned to go — 
Heaven's pathway show. 

"My lost, my own, and I 

Rhnll have so much to see together bye and bye, 

I do believe that just the same sweet face. 

But .glorified, is waiting in the place 

Where we shall meet, if only T 

Am counted worthy to that bye and bye. 

I do believe that God will give a sweet surprise 

To tear-stained, saddened eyes. 

And that His heaven will be 

Most glad, most tided through with joy for you and me, 

As we have suffered most. God never made 

Spirit Cf spirit, answering shade for shade, 

And placed them side by side, 

S'o wrou.ght in one. though separate, mystified — 

And meant to break 

The quivering threads between. When we shall wake 

r am quite sure we shall be very glad 

That for a little while He had made us sad. 

— Selected. 


(From an article in the Kinston News.) 
Rev. .James E. Holder, colcred. Rector of St. Augustine's 
Church, is justly proud of a son at St. Augustine's S'chool 
in Raleigh, who can write him such letters. One to hand 
this week says: "Have you received my last montn s re- 
port: seme of my marks were good, some were not; but 
this mcnth I am trying to do better., I am really studying 
hard this year. Last year my rank in our battalion was 
that of a sergeant, who is a non-commissioned officer. 
This year I have been promoted; I am now adjutant-general 
of the batallion with the rank of first lieutenant. In other 
words, I am now a commissicned officer." Then a post 
ri'Tipt adds. "Don't you think my hand writing is improv, 
■■vs?" . • _j, 

Any colored child properly trained at home can be made 
to bring joy to the parents' heart and credit to his or her 
nc.inmunlty and race. 

The lavish and elaborate endorsement cf the human forixi 
is an inheritance from barbarism, and women will never 
be able to occupy the lofty and important place designed 
for them until the time spent on personal embellishment 
is devoted to culture and philanthrophy. — ^Rev. W. W. 



OF $31.80. 


Total contributions by members of the Protestant episco- 
pal Church reached the record total of $36,T52,5i20, an ad- 
vance of more than cue million dollars over the record 
of the year previously reported thereby reaching a per 
capita contribution for the year of $31.80 the greatest of 
any American Communion.. 

Tremendous impetus was given to fiscal support of the 
work of the Church with the inauguration of the Natio'n 
Wide Campaign and Every Member Canvass in 1919. Since 
that time a series of annual increases have advanced the 
total of annual giving more than $12,000,000 this greater 
sense of stewardship on the part of its members being 
reflected in a program of world wide advance. 

These figures are part of the statistics compiled annually 
for the Living Church Annual and are, in reality, statistics 
for the year 1922. They have been assembled from reports 
made to the Diocesan Conventions held throughout 1923. 
The year referred to in many respects presented many dis- 
couragements and seems to have brought the bottcm of 
the curve of spiritual energy and optimism as a sequel to 
the World War. The figures show a gain of more than 
12,000 communicants, one per cent of the membership. 
The seeming smallness of this figure is accounted for by 
a Church wide revisio'n of parish registers, another con- 
sequence of the Every Member Canvass. One New York 
Parish for instance, dropped 1275 names in the revision of 
its rolls. It is regarded as a highly satisfactory showing 
that despite this house cleaning the total of communicants 
■ still shows an increase. A highly satisfactory feature of 
the statistics is an increase in the clergy in ordinations 
)f deaccns and priests and of candidates and postulanis 
for Holy Orders. Appreciable increases in the number of 
all of these indicate that the young men of the Church are 
again hearing and heeding its appeal for life service. 



(Washington correspondence of News and Observer.) 

Washington, N. C, Jan, 5.— The Watch Night service in 
St. Peter's Episcopal church on the last night of the old 
year was signalized by the dedication of the electric crc'ss 
presented to the church by Mrs. John Gray Blount, in 
memory of her husband, long a leading physician of this' 
city. The day was the birthday of Dr. Blount and it seem- 
ed especially appropriate that the cross should have been 
lighted for the first time on that anniversary. 

The cross and the tablets were gifts c'f Mrs. Blount, also 
a check was placed upon the altar for One Thousand Dol- 
lars ($1,000) the interest on same to be used for the up-keep 
of lighting of the cross. 

Preceding the dedication of the cross, a congregation that 
packed the church had gathered for the impressive service. 
The year passed with the singing of Glcria in Excelsis. 

When the service began at eleven o'clock the choir came 
through the church singing "Light of Light that STiineth" 
and proceeded to the front of the church where a short 
service was held and the Electric Cross on the tower in 
memory of Dr. John Gray Blount was dedicated. During 
the singing of Gomnod's "Send Out Thy Light," John Gray 
Blount Ellison turned on the switch that lighted the beau- 
tiful cross. A tablet on the tower inside the church reads 
as follows: 

"The electric cross on this tower is in loving memory of 

ur. John Grey Blount, born Dec, 31st, 1869 — Died Dec. 8th, 
1919. Let your light so' shine beiore men that they may 
see your good works and glorify your Father which isi in 



(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

Bishop uarst made his regular visitation to this parish 
on me lourm Sunday in Lent and on that occasion contirm- 
eu seveiueeii. He aiso went to Morehead City on the same 
uay, wnere lie confirmed hve. He kindly arranged to come 
again in me laii, and on Wednesday, December 19th, he 
spent a busy ana useful day in Beaufort, arriving at 11 
A, M. ana leaving eany the next morning. 

At 3 f. M. the liisnc'p consecrated part of St. Paul's cem- 
etery. I'wo-fiims of the present enclosure was consecrated 
oy Bishop Atkinson in 1861. Additional ground has been 
aaaed lor purpose oi burial trom time to time until at 
present time tne cemetery covers five sixteenths ot a city 
block, and measures 190 by 275 feet. The added -^three- 
nitns was consecrated on this occasion. 

Tnere was iirst a short service in the Church and then 
the Bishop, followed by the congregation, went to the en- 
trance of the cemetery where he was met by the Rector, 
wardens and vestry. Here the request for consecration was 
read by the Junior Warden, Mr. Charles H. Bushall, in 
the unavoidable absence of the Senio'r Warden, Mr. N. W. 
Taylor, All then proceeded to a central point, where after 
the rector had read the letter of consecration, the Bishop 
lormally consecrated the ground above described, offerea 
appropriate prayers and pronounced the benediction. 

At night a congregation which filled the Church jo'ined in 
Evening Prayer and listened with marked attention to the 
Bishop's sermon which, as always, was helpful, arousing, 
loving and hopeful. He then confirmed and addressed twelve 
persons, two of whom were from Morehead City. Mr. 
Elliott Duncan, of St. Paul's S'choo'l, was at the organ and 
an unusually large choir led the hearty singing of the con- 
gregation. What with services and interviews on many 
important subjects that needed attention our Bishop man- 
aged to pack into almost the shortest day c'f the year far 
more than the Unic'n rules allow for a day's work. He left 
hall an hour before sunrise to continue the same stren- 
uous course before returning home where, it is hoped he 
will be able to reserve a few minutes of restful quiet for 
his Christmas dinner. In spite of most grateful apprecia- 
tion for his visit there inevitably remains a feeling of 
guilt for adding even slightly to' his already too heavy 

Among the encouraging things that have marked this 
year's work mention may well be made of the Bazaar held 
by the three Societies of Women on the day before the 
Bishop's visit at which nearly two hundred dollars was 

The news letter frc'm the Thompson Orphanage this 
month shows that a number of parishes and missions ol, 
the Diocese remitted direct to the Orphanage what was 
evidently their Thanksgiving offering. In most cases the 
offering was sent to the diocesan treasurer, and the total 
received sent by him to the Orphanage. The offering this 
year was larger than last, though we are still without full 
information. The Rev. W. H. Wheeler, superintendent 
C'f the Orphanage, has sent out a request to all of the par- 
ishes and missions, asking them to appoint a Thompson 
Orphanage publicity agent, who will be charged with the 
responsibility for arousing interest in a campaign soon 
to be waged for better equipment and enlarged activities. 






(By Miss Florence Huband.) 

A steady growth along constructive lines has been noticed 
in all phases of the work at tue Good ahepherd this year. 

The Church School under the experienced and thoroughly 
interested leadership ot our Rector acting as Superintendent 
has gone forward splendidly. Attendance and offerings 
have both kept up well. 

We now have three divisions ot the Church School Ser- 
vice League. The Main School division and the Young 
Peo'ple's bervice League having oeen siarted tnis fall. The 
Primary division made articles for a sale and sold candy 
from time to lime. This wiih their weekly oherings en 
abied them to provide a joyful and a useful gift tor each of 
two children for the Christmas f^ox and to insure a visii 
irom Santa Claus to a little lellow who probably would not 
nave been called upon otherwise. The Main School division 
gave a Hallowe'en party to replenish their treasury. Tnej 
also made or bought gifts tor hve children for the Christ- 
mas box and are now rehearsing for a Mo'ther Goose play 
to be presented soon. The Young Peoples Service League 
organized in October and set to work at once on a minstrel 
given in November. They voted a part of the proceeds to 
be sent with the Christmas box to purchase candy and fruii 
or to supplement the box in any way needed.. 

The Young People's Service League has also added two 
members to the choir and assistea in putting up and trim- 
ming the Church School Christmas trees. 

Our Christmas Box this year provided for nine children 
from a baby in arms to a girl fifteen years old and was 
assigned to a small Mission in Mena, Ark. An exhibitic'n 
of all the gifts was held at the Church School session on 
the second Sunday in December. We have since had a 
splendid letter telling of the first Christmas Service ever 
held in that section. 

The Church School had its Christmas Tree and festival 
on Holy Innocents night in the Parish Hall, a custom long 
followed in this Parish. The trees were lovely, o'ne on each 
side, having been furnished by a friend of the school. The 
Primary Department of the School gave a short play "The 
Christmas Spirit," after which gifts were distributed ac- 
cording to the attendance during the year. The Christmas 
Offering of the School was presented at this time which 
will go towards paying for a lovely white Chalice Veil 
and Burse for the prc'per celebration of the Holy Commun 
ion, used for the first time Christmas Day. 

Several oi the small ooys have been appointed to serve 
in the choir as alternate crucifers and helpers. 


No regular services have been held here until the last 
four years. At present the Rector of St. Paul's Parish in 
Beaufort conducts services on one Sunday afternoon a 
month, at which there is an average attendance of about 
twenty. The small number of about a dozen communicants 
are very faithful, and have been anxious to secure a place 
of worship of their own. It seems probable that this object 
can now be attained. The portable chapel erected in the 
war times near the shipyards in Wilmington, is now un- 
used. It is proposed to mcTve this building with its com- 
plete equipment of furniture to Morehead City and to erect 
it again on a lot that has been generously offered in the 
newer and more remote part of the city. While this will 
be less convenient for some c?f the church members, it will 
doubtless add to the religious life of the place by enabling 
many to attend service and Sunday School who now can- 
not easily do so, and by giving a great opportunity for a 
really useful work by those who start the enterprise. It 
Is hoped that these plans will soon be carried out. 


I am not writing this for any mercenary reasons or to 
criticize any special one but as a lay reader for several 
vears I cannot keep quiet and see the lay readers treated 
as they are today althcugh 1 must say that I, as a general 
thing have been treated well but I cannot blame some who 
do not take kindly to the lay-readers as there are many 
who should have no privilege to be lay-readers. 

Let us look to the past. The history of lay-readers we 
are told, is an old one dating back to the time of Tertullian 
who mentions them about the year 175 A. D.. We note also 
that mey were set apart by the laying on of hands and 
presenting ot the Bible by the Bishop in regular service 
lor such which to much regret was discontinued or fell 
out of use. Many times during the history c'f Europe and 
America, people counted themselves lucky to have such 
a service. Our present St. James' Church in Wilmington 
shows in vestry-room a license permitting four (4) of the 
members to lay-read in that church. It was an honor then 
to have a priest as much as it is today to have the Bishop. 

As to the present, let us look at the remark I made here- 
tofore, "i cannot blame some who do not take kindly to 
I he layreaders." 

i es, there are some lay-readers who' do not know enough 
about the church to be granted such a privilege and can 
YOU blame many not taking kindly to them? Many church- 
men though are well able to do the work but for many 
reasons they do not, while a few able ones have to shoulder 
the lead and what they are unable to carry the priests 
have to. Men who are able, can you not awake and help 
us few lay-readers lighten the load of our much burdened 

Help us too to open up our new fields and advance those 
already opened. Congregations and parishes can you not 
deny yourselves one service oY more a month by your 
priest that some mission may have the one service by a 
priest it needs so much ? Let us make such sacrifice for the 
benefit will certainly be ours. And the future is assured 
and the church, our Church will "go forward." 

As to the lay-readers of the future, i suggest three (3) 
things for theirs and your benefit. Episcopalians. First— 
The Convention of the Diocese at East Carolina have one 
of their meeting at an annual council set aside for the dis- 
cussion of the lay-readers work and its advancement, the 
priest taking part only in an advisory manner but leaving 
the whole to the lay-readers. 

Secondly — that before any be licensed that they stajid 
such an examination on the services of the church, the 
church's furnishings and its use and any other matters 
that regardless of the easy examination -vill show their 
qualification to conduct such services as they will be called 
upon to do. 

Thirdly — the lay-readers so passing be required to prop- 
erly robe themselves and be presented to the Bishop to be at 
a public service set aside for such service with his blessing. 
Not doing as heretofore, having his license mailed him 
or handed him. Thus placing him in the nature of a sub- 

These are just suggestions an my part based on past 
history of the lay-readers and their present and future 
but they add much food for thought and will aid us lay- 
readers no little also the many congregations, for it pre- 
vents many lay-reading who are not qualified and it assures 
the parishes and missions of a qualified lay-reader. 

Will you fellcw churchmen and church-women by your 
co-operation with these qualified to lay-read let our church 
"go forward?" For going forward it will and you will 
reap the glory and not us who serve. A. T. St.A. 

Mission work is assisted by the S. P. G. in sixty-two over- 
seas dioceses. , 






(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

Bishop Darst visited this parish on December 9th, Sunday, 
and gave St. Paul's congregation the morning appointment; 
he confirmed two yo'ung men. The offering was for the 
Bishop's fund, and it went from a good congregation: "good " 
in the sense of "fairly numerous"; it is uniformly good 
about giving; it seems to meet the demand even for extras, 
specials; and, you knew, all of us had been given to think 
that with the Budget System in the Nation-Wide Campaign, 
and The Church's Work, there would not be special appeals. 
After all we seem to accept it as a fact that the best laid 
plans oft need some amendment; and that in this world 
(and the field is the world) there is no telling what a day 
may bring forth. Who pledges, to the limit of his ability, 
to the Budget? Who can refuse such calls to give as that 
which came to us in connection with the Japan Earthquake, 
or the Ramsaur Memorial? 

The Treasurer of the Parish, reports at the end of the 
year, that our finances are in good condition. We didn't crip- 
ple ourselves in giving to the Bishop's Fund, that Sunday 

In the afternoon, some of the Edentcn folk accompanied 
us to Mege, twelve miles up the country, where the Bish- 
op's ministration, especially his preaching, is always re- 
spected by a good local attendance. He confirmed a young 
lady.. We hope to build a Chapel here; one service is ren- 
dered once a, month, in an upper room. Mege is an inter- 
esting and attractive center. 

At night, on the same S'unday, the Bishop ministered at 
St. John the Evangelist's Church, Edenton. This is the 
Negro congregation. It is part of the East Carolina flock, 
and the chief shepherd, under Christ, feels his responsibility 
for it. By an unexpected coincidence. Bishop Deianey, 
who is connected with auv colored work, was present, and 
taking part in the service, as was also the Rev. S. N. Grif- 
fith, the Minister in charge, and the Rev. R. B., Drane. 

The service on Christmas Day in St. Paul's was beauti- 
ful with anproprlate music by the choir. Our contribution 
was for St. Paul's School. Beaufort. We were moved to 
this by Mr. George B. ETlliott's strong letter to the Church- 
es thronsrhout the Diocese, presenting the recommendation 
of the BishoD and Executive Council that we do something 
to show we appreciate Mrs. Geoff roy's work and the Impor- 
tance of S't. Paul's School. 

It is honed that the response to that appeal, an the part 
of all our congregations in East Carolina, will help our 
lenders to some nolicy which will be adopted by the Dio- 
cesan Council, at New Bern, and will establish St. Paul's 
School. Beaufort, .N. C, as a permanent Institution of the 


After many months of natient suffering, there entered 
into the rest r?f Paradise the soul of our friend Mrs. Metra 
Makelv. October 9th. 1923. 

She bad been a resident of our communitv for over thirty 
vparq and identified herself with all Church work and her 
interest and readv heln was an insniration for others. 

We. as nipmbers of the Woman's Auxiliarv of S^ Paul's 
"Parish, Edenton. wish to exnvess how keenlv we feel her 
loss and our annreciation of her fine Christian character, 
also to extend to her familv our sincere symnathy. 

We desire that a conv of this exnression of our feelinars 
be sent to each member of her familv, kenf on the min- 
utes of the Auxiliary, published in the Mission Herald 
and the Edenton papers. MRS. HENRY A. BOND. 



The members of the little mission at Pollocksville wish 
to express their sincere thanks to all who sent contribu- 
tions for our bazaar which was held on December 7, 1923. 
We also wish to express our thanks at this time for contri- 
butions which were sent for our two annual bazaars held 
previous to this one. 

In the rush of preparation for the bazaar several contrib- 
utors received no special acknowledgment. To these this 
message of thanks is especially directed. 

Our handicap here is in lack of numbers, but with con- 
certed effort we are looking forward some day to a building 
in which regular services may be held., 

Pollocksville, N. C. 


And now, Mr./E'ditor, if you want more "copy", let it be 
in "Some Extracts from a Private Letter, received today, 
from "the son of S't. Paul's Parish." Rev. Fred'k B. Drane. 
He wrote from "Zyeh-Kwut-suF' on December 2nd. This 
place is not yet on the map, somewhere North of Ft. Yukon, 
near the Arctic Circle. (Am back at the 70-mile village, 
spending S'unday on my way to Fort Yukon. Have been 
to a camp 20 miles further up this Christian River. Spent 
one day there; would have liked to go on 50 miles further 
to the Arctic village, but it was not worth while, as the 
people are scattered and will not be there for perhaps two 
weeks later. But this has been a pleasant trip; my dogs 
are in good condition, so that we maintained five or six 
miles an hour, with me riding. Was in early each day, and 
even with darkness at 3 p. m. had the day's run over before 
that. This time I am without an interpreter.. I did not 
bring one, and the only ones these people have are not yet 
returned from the trail; they stopped behind me and went 
another way, to cut a new trail, which in the future will 
possibly save about 20 miles out of 70. It is extraordinary 
for an Indian fo cut any trail, except through necessity; 
and usually such a crooked trail that only an Indian can 
travel it. So this undertaking is quite praise-worthy. It 
is led by Albert, our Lay-Reader, who knows the country. 
He is a man whose brain works.. He looks to the future, 
which is not the usual thing for an Indian to do. The lead- 
ing men do it, more so all the time. S'ome send out orders 
for stuff which they know they will not receive until the 
following year; yet thus being able to get particular articles 
they want, and saving from 33 per cent up to 50 per cent. 
The Seattle office of the Alaskan Bureau of Education helps 
in this way, acting as a purchasing agent, and disposing of 
the Pur sent out. 

I try to pick up new words and new phrases, adding to 
the vocabulary already in hand. My progress is slight, 
however, as it is so hard to spell the words, or pronounce 
them after I write them down. Each letter has a diiferent 
twang; so that while in Port Yukon T might make myself 
understood, off here they fail to catch the phrase.**'** 

The time passes readily enough. If I am in camp moivi 
than a day I always go on the hunt with the men.**** 

Expect to take back with me a boy of ten or eleven, 
named David, whose father, Elijah, is my host."^** Dr. and 
Mrs. Burke, at Ft., Yukon,, are very large hearted, and 
with the extra room provided for the purpose they furnish 
a sort of hostel for boys whom we wish to train. 

Ft. Yukon, Dec. 4th — Back at Fort Yukon today after a 
fine trip. Made 70 miles in two easy days. Bought a new dog 
to make up the number to six for my long Winter trip.*** 
Plan to leave here January 2nd on my long trip. Please 
address your next letter to me at Tanana, as it will reach 
me there before Jan. 30th, when I propose to leave Tanana 
for the Allakaket." 




Week-day religious education is starting in Moscow.ldaho, 
each religious c'rganization taking care of its own children. 

Over-churched communities in the Eighth Province are to 
be studied by a commission appointed by the provincial 
synod to report at the next session. 

Because of the constant danger from man-eating lions 
in the country about Malindi in Nyasaland, the Bishop has 
tc'ld the people to say in the Litany, "From plague, pesti- 
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There is no Every Member Canvass in Wilmot, S'. D., be- 
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of $25. If there were a million more like her! 

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robe which had been made for his great grand mother. 
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Czechoslovaks second, and there are more than 2800 

At the University of Florida, Gainesville, there is this 
year a 20 per cent increase in attendance, and a 45 per cent 
increase in the number of Churchmen, who fo'rm about 10 
per cent of the entire enrollment. Holy Trinity Church In 
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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVllI. 


No. 2 

Forty-First Annual Council a Good One, But 

Not Spectacular. 



Somewhat hastily called, because of a decision to have 
the meeting nearer the close of the fiscal year, and pre- 
senting a program minus the usual attraction of outside 
speakers and leaders, the forty-first annual Council of the 
Diocese of East Carolina, which convened in Christ Church, 
New Bern, on January 22nd and 23rd, must nevertheless 
take its place as one of the best meetings in the history 
of the Diocese. There was not the enthusiasm of the 1920 
Council in S't. John's, Fayetteville, when the diocese was 
fiushed by its Nation Wide Campaign victory; nor was 
there the large attendance and elaborate program of last 
year, but there was the conscio'usness that the Church in 
East Carolina has struck a steady stride that is carrying it 

The people of Christ Church are to be commended for 
their willingness to undertake the entertainment of Coun- 
cil in January, when cold weather, frozen pipes and other 
things offer so many unpleasant possibilities. But they 
pocketed any fears they may have had, and gave delightful 
hospitality. The two luncheo'ns served in the parish house 
were a real feature of Council, offering as they did delicious 
menus and opportunities for fellowship. Dr. MacKinnon, 
aided by his people and backed up by generous offers ot 
entertainment from members of other New Bern commun- 
ions, made the stay o'f the delegates in New Bern a 
thoroughly enjoyable one. 

The majority of the delegates arrived in New Bern in 
the late afternoon of the 21st. There was a brief meeting 
of the Executive Council in Christ Church parish house, 
but there was no meeting of the Council proper until next 
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D, Warren gave a recep- 
tion to the delegates and a number of invited townspeople 
in their home. This was a charming affair. 

The forty-first Council convened in Christ Church at ten 
o'clock on the morning of the 22nd, with the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas C. Darst presiding. Organization was effected with 
the re-election of the Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D'., as president, 
and the Rev, W. R. Noe as secretary. Dr. Drane's occa- 
sional gestures toward retirement from this positi&'n ot 
honor are met with a determined desire to keep him there. 
As for Mr. Noe, he was born to that end. The calling ot 
the roll revealed the fact that there were about the usual 
number of delegates in attendance; not as many laymen 
as there ought to be, by far. The Bishop announced at 
this time the personnel of a number of standing and special 

Following the initial business session of the Council there 
was held the main service. This was a celebration of 
the Holy Communion, with the annual address of the 
Bishop. The women withdrew after the address to or- 
ganize their ow.i meeting in the parish house, as they 
had their own corporate communion on Wednesday morn- 
ing. The Bishop's address is printed elsewhere in this 

issue in full. It was characteristic of him, full of faith 
and hopefulness even in the consideration of the problems 
he saw confronting the diocese. His reference to the con- 
troversy in the Church gave assurance to those who are 
confused as to the real issues and in distress over the un- 
welcome notoriety. 


After encountering some opposition from those who 
through sentiment opposed the change, the proposal to 
change the name of the annual meeting from Council to 
Convention was adopted in the Tuesday afterncon session. 
The name "Council" is a legacy from the days of the Con- 
federacy, and this venerable association was not to be easily 
brushed aside. The name "Bishop and Executive Council" 
was changed to "Executive Council." 

A good part of the Tuesday afternoon session was devoted 
to a consideration of the report of the diocesan treasurer, 
Mr. Meares. The leport was in many respects encouraging. 
As was noted in the January Mission Herald, the treasurer 
was able to pay from current receipts the full quota ot 
$(19,000 to' the General Church. Current diocesan obliga- 
tions were also discharged without resorting to the plan of 
borrowing from the bank. This improved showing was 
not traceable so much to any large increase in the total 
of receipts, but to a decrease in expense and a smaller 
asking by the National Council. The report did show, 
however, that the increased giving of the three-year period 
of the N. W. C. was not a spasmodic thing, but that the new 
level of generosity is to be maintained. 

Mr. Meares called a roll of all the parishes, together with 
their quotas, pledges and total payments for 1923. This 
was according to a resolution of the 1923 Council, and 
gave the churches opportunity to explain their failures 
and to state their prospects. It brought out quite a va- 
riety of information. The chief recommendation of the 
treasurer was that the Bishop be relieved of the responsi- 
bility of urging the payment of the pledges. He paid a 
tribute to Mr. Noe, the Executive Secretary. 

Upon the nomination of Bishop Darst, Mr. George B. 
Elliott was re-elected chancellor of the diocese, Mr. Thomas 
D. Meares was re-elected treasurer of East Carolina, and 
tne Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., as editor and business 
manager of the Mission Herald. 


There was a service of real inspiration on Tuesday night 
in Christ Church, especially for the clergymen, who for once 
were silent. Mr. George B. Elliott, vice-chairman of the 
Department of Missions and Church Extension, was in 
charge of this meeting, being called to the chancel by the 
Bishop after a brief devotional service. Mr, Elliott wanted 
the laymen to take a more important part in the work ol 


the Church, especially in the matter of relieving the clergy 
of financial and administrative burdens, and spoke earnest- 
ly to this subject in a brief address. 

Fc'llowing Mr. Elliott's lead, there were a number of short 
addresses from the leading laymen of the diocese, among 
whom were Messrs. George C. Royall, J. Q. Beckwith, Guy 
C. Moore, W. G. Gaither, H. A. White, Dr. R. W. S'mith, 
B. K. l^ishop. One of the things stressed was the value ot 
having at least one man in every parish who could be de- 
pended on to support the whole program ci the Church. 


Council had a very busy day Wednesday, electing cc'mmiCr 
tees, trustees, and delegates, and hearing the reports of rep- 
resentatives of institutions sponsored by the diocese. We are 
publishing a summary of elections elsewhere. Very tew 
changes were made in the personnel of the important com- 
mittees. The Rev. S'tephen Gardner, having been placed 
c;n the Standing Committee, was taken off the Executive 
Council and the vacancy filled by the Rev. G. F. Hill. The 
Rev. D. G. MacKinnon was made a trustee of Sewauee, and 
the Rev. J. B. Gibble a trustee of S't. Marys School. 

In connection with the election of delegates to Provin- 
cial Synod, note was taken of the fact that the meeting 
was to be held in S't. James", Wilmington, and Council 
expressed its appreciation and desire to co-operate. 


AS indicated in the Bishop's address. Council heard a 
numoer of special appeals tor worthy causes which did not 
have a place in the budgets of the diocesan and General 
Church. The Rev. W. H. Wheeler, superintendent of the 
Thompson Orphanage, outlined the building project dear to 
the heart of the institution, and pleaded for interest and 
assistance. The Rev. W. W. Way,RectcT of St. Mary's School, 
in a brief address outlined the aims of that institution. He- 
was not asking tor funds at this time. The Rev. A. S. 
Lawrence, rector of the Church at the University, told of 
its work and of the new buildings soon to be erected. 

St. Augustine's S'chool, Raleigh, had an elo'quent advocate 
before Council in the person of Mr. C, C. Chadbourn. East 
Carolina was asked to raise something like $4,000' towards 
the erection of a dormitory. Council looked with favor on 
the preposition, and authorized a campaign for the raising 
of the amount. Note was taken of the appeal of the Vir- 
ginia Seminary for an endowment fund, though no action 
y/as taken by the Council. A campaign in the diocese is 
to be undertaken by the alumni, headed by Bishop Darst. 
The Rev. Alexander Miller reported for a committee ap- 
pointed to confer with other southern dioceses in regard 
to the purchase of a summer assembly ground for the 
Church. A committee was appointed to continue investiga- 
tion of the subject. The matter of East Carolina's pledge 
to the Sewanee Endowment campaign was taken up here, 
and by the Executive Council. Sewanee was invited to 
send representatives in the diocese tc complete the canvass 
begun several years ago. 

Council accepted an invitation from St. Mary's. Kinston, 
to hold the meeting there in January, 1925. The invitation 
was graciously extended by the Rector, the Rev. John 

Two matters of importance disposed of on Wednesday, 
at the instance of the Rev., W. H. Milton, were the adc'ption 
of a resolution, instructing the diocesan treasurer to send 
to the national treasurer monthly 34 per cent of receipts 
on account of the budget; and the appointment of a com 
mittee to co-ordinate the wc'rk of the diocese, both of men 
and women. 

Council discussed the matter of taking ever S't. Paul's 
School, Beaufort, but final action was deferred. Council 
believed that the school would be an asset, but has not yet 
worked out plans for financing it. 


On the evening of the 23rd the closing service of Council 
was held, featured by an inspiring address delivered by 
the Rev. W. H. Milton. Speaking out of his long and va-' 
ried experience as a leader in the forward movement ot 
the Church, Dr. Milton confidently predicted a growing 
sense of stewardship on the part cf Christian men and 
women, and pleaded for a more thorough consecre.tion to 
the cause of Christ. 

Preceding Dr. Milton, Mr. Duncan of St. Paul's School, 
Beaufort, made a brief address, in which he reviewed the 
history of the school, its acccmplishments and aims. 


A full report of the women's meetings is published else- 
where in this issue, and speaks for itself. As their custom 
is, the won^en fulfilled their obligations in 1923, and added 
some lor good measure.. The Bishop paid their work a well 
deserved tribute in his address. 


Be it resolved. That in answer to a portion of the Bish- 
op s Address concerning the lack c'f support for the needed 
Missionary Clergy, the present organization of District 
Chairman and Vice-Chairmen be used to rehearse the 
plans and needs cf the Diocese in those parishes and mis- 
sions which have failed to measure up to the expectations 
of the Diocese. 

Be it further resolved, That each and any member of 
this organizaticn stands ready to go into such parishes and 
missions to give this needed information to arouse further 
interest in the dire needs of the work of Christ's Church 
in our Diocese. 




The Chairman of the Committee on Canons moved the 
adoption c'f the amendment of the Canons postponed from 
the last meeting of the Council, as follows: 

(1) Resolved, That in all places in the Canons, where the 
v\ord "Council" occurs, referring to any meeting, Annual 
O'- Special, of the Council of the Diocese, the word "Coun- 
cil " be changed tc "Convention". 

(2) That wherever occur the words "Council'' or "Bishop 
and Executive Council", referring to that Central Execu- 
tive body officially known as "The Bishop and Executive 
Council", such word or words be changed in each case to 
'Executive Council." 

Resolved, That the Bishop appc'int a committee of three 
members of this Council to investigate the Kanaga Lake 
Estate, proposed as a Summer Colony Camp and Assembly 
Grounds, as approved by the special Joint Diocesan Com- 

Be it further Resolved, That the above named Committee 
represent this Diocese in all matters relative to securing 
ihe prc'perty, should they, in conjunction with other like 
Committees, deem it expedient., 

Be it furtiier resolved. That the Committee report its 
findings back to the Executive Council for further consid- 
eration, with power to act. 


A subscribe)' writes the editor as follows: "If yc'u have 
an extra copy of the January Mission Herald, will you please 
■jend me one? 

"A pet goat ate up mine before it was read." 



Reviews Progress and Failure of Church in Ea^ Carolina 

In 1923 

Brethren of the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of East 

"Grace be unto yc'u, and peace from God our Father, and 
from the Lord Jesus Christ." 

We welcome you to the forty-first Annual Council, and 
our earnest prayer as we come together to give an accc'unt 
of our stewardship, and to plan for the extension of the 
Kingdom c'f God, is that we may be guided in all that we 
may do or say by the Holy Spirit, and that we may bf 
strengthened and inspired in our work by the consciousness 
of the very real presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus 

The first Council after my Consecration as Bishop was 
held in Christ Church, New Bern, and now we are back in 
this historic Parish for the tenth Cc'uncil over which I 
have had the blessed privilege of presiding. One is tempted 
to give an account of some of the blessed happenings in the 
Diocese since that first Council, when you received nic 
so graciously, but as my tenth anniversary as Bishop of 
Bast Carolina does not occur until Epiphany of next year. 
I feel that it wc'uld be more fitting to wait until the next 
Council and then give, God willing, a brief account of our 
work together during ten happy, busy years. 

The work in the Diocese during the past year has been 
satisfactory in many respects, and we have had occasion 
again and again to thank God for the faith and loyalty 
of our people and the splendid leadership of the Clergy 
[n ether respects, we have had real cause for anxiety and 
disappointment, and in searching for the causes of certaii 
failures to measure up to our own high standard, I have 
first of all, honestly and in the presence of God, searche-' 
my own heart and life and asked the question "Am I, f' 
chief Pastor of the flock of« Christ in this Diocese, givin: 
the people the kind of leadership, inspiring them to" the 
devoted service, teaching them the will of God as the 
'gracious Bishop and Shepherd of our Souls' would have 
me do." S'o if there be any criticism of any of my fellow 
workers in what I say in this address, please understand 
that I share the blame for any work for God In East Caro- 
lina that has been neglected or forgotten. 


The work among the Colored people in the Diocese con- 
sists of one self-supporting Parish, two Parishes supported 
in part by Mission funds, five organized Missions, and 
seven unorganized Missions.. We also have six Parochial 
and Mission day schools taught by the local Clergymen, 
assisted, in some cases, by paid teachers. 

The Diocese :s spending on its Colored work, in round 
numbers, twelve thousand dollars a year, including the 
appropriation of five thousand and four hundred dollars 
from the National Council. 

The work among our Colored people during the past year 
has not shown the growth we had expected, especially 
wnen we consider that every Parish and Mission has had 
regular services, nnd all of the Parochial schools have been 
adequately sunported. 

Bishop Delaney has visited all of the Parishes and Mis- 
-sions during the year, and I have visited several of them, 

and yet Bishop Delaney and I together did not confirm but 
forty-seven colored persons during the year. 

If we were judging the value of our colored work by the 
number confirmed, we might have good reason for dis- 
couragement, but, fortunately, we have other results that 
are most encouraging. 

Our clergy, as a rule, are the leaders of their race in 
every community where we have work. Our clergy are 
"lifting up a standard for the people," and our Parochial 
schools are given definite religious and moral teachings 
that cannot fail to have a beneficial effect upon the lives 
of the hundreds of boys and girls who attend those schools. 
In many cases, the brighter boys and girls from these 
Parochial schools go on to St. Augustine's School, Raleigh, 
where they are trained as teachers, nurses and mechanics 
before returning to make their contribution toward the 
development of their own people in East Carolina. 

I ask, therefore, your patience, your sympathy, your pray- 
ers, and your continued support in this feeble, sometimes 
discouragi-.ig, but absolutely worth-while work that we are 
trying to do for that great company of Colored people who 
live in this Diocese, and for whose spiritual welfare, we 
are. at least in part, responsible. 


The general work in the Diocese during the past year 
was encouraging, in spite of several problems that I will 
mention later. During the year, the Rev. Harvey A. Cox 
was able to establish a new and promising Mission at Row- 
land in Robeson County; the Rev., Charles E. Williams has 
carried forward to a successful conclusion his plans for se- 
/uring a site for the new chapel on Lake Phelps in Wash- 
ington county, and proposes to begin the erection of same 
in the near future. Plans are also under way for the 
purchase of a church and its removal to our attractive lot 
in the growing town of Ahoskie. 

During the fall of the past year, under the enthusiastic 
fnd efficient leadership of our competent Executive Sec- 
relfiry. Rev. W. R. Noe. helpful conferences on every de- 
nnrtment of our Church's life were held in twelve or more 
points in the Diocese, thus giving our people a rare oppor- 
tunity to learn something of the Church's great program. 
To these conferences, and to the tireless, willing labors of 
Our Executive Secretary, assisted by the Chairmen of de- 
pnrtments and other interested and energetic Clergymen 
nnd laymen, we owe it that East Carolina was able to pay 
its Diocesan and General Missionary obligations in full 
for the year nineteen hundred and twenty three. 

We must, however, get out of the bad habit of waiting 
until the eleventh hour to pay our obligations., Our Dio- 
r-psin Treasurer pays the stipends of our Missionary Clergy 
rpgulnrly each month, even if he has to borrow the money 
to do so. The Treasurer of the National Council pays the 
stipends of the Missionaries all over the world monthly, 
and he does have to borrow hundreds of thousands of dol- 
lars in order to keep faith with these representatives of 
ours in China and Japan and the islands of the seas. 

Realizing these facts, and they are facts, the Parishes 
nnd Missions should remit promptly each month the pledges 
of the people, and thus save anxiety and strain during the 


year and the grave danger of failing to pay the accumu- 
lated obligations at the end of the year. 

The above might well be considered as one of our prob- 
lem, and I trust that it will receive the consideration it 
deserves at this meeting of Council. 

Another problem that has caused the Bishops and all 
others who are deeplj' interested in our Dic'cesan Missionary 
work is as follows: 

During the past year, we have lost from the Diocese 
f;e.veral of our splendid Missionary Clergy. All of them 
were good, earnest men, who were doing constructive work, 
and who had refused numerous calls to other Dioceses. 
Finally, however, in every case these men decided that 
while they would prefer to stay in East Carolina, they 
must consider the welfare of their families and accept work 
where they would be in better condition financially to 
educate their children. All of them went to Parishes in 
other Dioceses where the salary was from seven hundred 
to twelve hundred dollars more than they were receiving in 
East Carc'lina. 

In every case, the men in question talked the matter over 
freeJy and frankly with me, and I could not insist that 
they stay wim us, nor could I hold out any hope of a more 
adequate stipend than they were receiving. The loss of 
these men was serious enough, but the real problem became 
manifest when I tried to secure Clergymen to take their 

I found that we whci justly prided ourselves on estab- 
lishing a minimum salary of $1800.00 and house for a mar- 
ried Clergyman three years ago, had, as a matter of fact, 
made that sum tair maximum salary, while other Dioceses 
had increased their minimum salary to $2100.00 and house, 
and in some cases, $2400.00 and house. 

And so, when I began to write to fine, efficient Clergy- 
men in other Dioceses, for we cannot use any ether kind, 
I found that while they wanted to come to us. and while 
many of them were kind enough to say that they wanted 
tr; work with me, all of them, without a single exception, 
stated that they were receiving from three to seven hun- 
dred dollars a year more than cur minimum salary, and 
having made financial arrangements contingent upon such 
expectancy, were not able to consider a call to East Caro- 

I present this very serious problem for your considera- 
tion and trust that some solution may be found; for if 
conditions continue as they are, several important "Mis- 
sion groups" will remain vacant indefinitely. 

I realize that we are not able, at this time, to increase 
the minimum salary of the Missionary Clergy, but we should 
be in a position to offer additional assistance to those Mis- 
sion Parishes and "Mission groups" whose members are 
willing to increase their pledges to' local support, espec- 
ially in cases where the Diocesan and General quotas have 
been paid. . 


In view of the fact that the Church generally has not 
measured up to its obligations, and that many Dioceses 
have not only failed absolutely to make any contribution 
to the priorities, but have actually failed to pay their fair 
and just share of the Budget, c'r actual running expenses 
of the Church, it has become necessay for certain insti- 
tutions to make special appeals for necessary funds. 

In some cases, the "askings'' of these institutions are 
included in the Priority Department of the Church's Pro- 
gram. In other cases, the appeal is local or sectional, and 
is not included in the priorities. 

Seme of these special appeals that will be presented to 
us this year and that must be considered seriously, and 
responded to generously, are 

Campaign to provide for necessary buildings and equip- 
ment for St., Augustine's School, Raleigh. A generous 

sum has been promised to this worthy institution, but the 
gift is contingent upon a reasonable and definite contribu- 
tion from the Church in the S'outh. 

The Thompson Orphanage will also ask you to contribute 
generously toward the erection of much needed buildings 
and the supplying of necessary equipment. 

The Virginia Seminary, where so many of Our own Clergy 
have received their Theological education, without cost, 
and where young men, desiring to study for the sacred 
Ministry, are being turned away for lack of room, is mak- 
ing an appeal that must be considered by every one of us 
who has the slightest interest in the training of men for 
the Ministry of the Church. 

The University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., has very 
definite claims upon us that cannot be ignored or forgotten 
and we can no longer postpone definite action looking to- 
ward the payment of our debt to that institution. 

We must also consider seriously, and earnestly, the fu- 
ture of St, Paul'o School, Beaufort. In my opinion, the Dio- 
cese should take over the school, if possible, and conduct 
it as a Diocesan Boarding and Day S'choOl, but such an 
important step cannot be taken until we are reasonably 
sure that we will be able to provide the necessary funds 
for such an undertaking. 


It is with much pleasure that I inform you of the pro- 
nosed meeting of the Synod of the Province of Sewanee 
in St. .lames' Church, Wilmington, in October. 

The meetings of the Synod have grown in size and im- 
portance year by year, and we are looking forward to this 
first meeting in our Diocese with keen interest. 

The beautiful and stately new Parish House of St. James' 
Church, Wilmin.gton, will provide ample accommodations 
for such a meeting, and the good people of Wilmington, 
with character' stir- hospitality, are planning to entertain 
all who may attend. 

I am sure that the meeting will mean much to the life of 
the Church in East Carolina, and I trust that we may 
contribute something of our Missionary zeal and loyalty 
to those who come to us.. 


In my address tO this Council, I have stated some very 
definite problems confronting us, and have asked you to 
help me solve them. 

In speaking of the work of the women's organizations, 
I can say truthfully and gratefully that the only problem 
in connection with same is the problem of trying to secure 
a like enthusiasm and devoted service on the part of the 

The women's work, under the guidance of faithful and 
efficient leaders, has gone forward splendidly and the 
results obtained have been a source of joy and pride to 
the Bishop. 

When you hear the report of our President at this meet- 
ing, you will agree with me in thinking that the women 
of East Carolina have set an example of worth-while ser- 
vice that we men may well endeavor to follow. 


I have been asked by many friends if I expected to incor- 
porate in my annual address any statements regarding the 
present unhappy controversy in the Church, and, while I 
hesitate to add one line to the columns and columns that 
have been devoted to the subject, by both secular and re- 
ligious papers during the past few weeks, I feel that I must, 
in justice to my brother Bishops, and in loyalty to my Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ, make my own position clear and 

S'everal weeks before the special meeting of the House of 
Bishops in Dallas last November, every Bishop of the 
Church received a copy of a letter with the added infonpEv 


tion that this lecter was being signed by prominent laymen 
all over the Church, and that it would be presented ai 
the meeting ot the House ot Bishops in Dallas. 

Every Bishop received this communication and knew thai 
the letter would be presented, therefore, the statemeni' 
made in both secular and religious press tnat the Bishops 
wnc; were not present would have been present li they had 
known that there was a possibility ot such a question com- 
ing before the House, has no foundation in fact. 

1 am incorporating the letter in this address, tor I be- 
lieve it will prove to all who read it how necessary it was 
for the Bishops to answer it fully, and 1 have no apology 
to make for the way in which we answered it, and 1 am 
proud to state that I was one of the sixty-four Bishops who 
attended the Dallas meeting, and who joined with the oth- 
ers in unanimous approval of the answer to the following 
letter : 

"To the Rt. Rev. Alexander Charles Garrett, D.D., Presid- 
ing Bishop, and to the Bishops of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Churcn in Council assembled: — 

We, who are communicants of the Church and earnestly 
desire to abide by the Faith once delivered to the Saints, 
appeal to you, our Chief Pastors, for advice and guidance 
in the present distress, not only for ourselves and those 
who have, with us, been received into the congregation of 
Christ's flock, but fo'r all those who are seeking the truth, 
whether within or without His fold.. 

We have been taught that a right faith is necessary to 
right conduct; that the Articles of our Belief are contained 
in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds; and that these Creeds 
"ought thoroughly to be received and believed, for they 
may be proved by mo'st certain warrants of Holy Scrip- 
ture." But now it is currently reported to us that it is 
taught, by some of those set apart by your office and min- 
istry to be pastors and teachers in this Church, that the 
affirmations in those Creeds are not of equal value or ver- 
ity; and that some o'f them — and in particular, at this 
time, the affirmation that Our Blessed Lord in His entry 
into our human lite was "conceived by the Holy Ghost " and 
"born of the Virgin Mary" or, as stated in the Nicene 
Creed, "was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin 
Mary," — need noi be accepted in their obvic'us sense; but 
that one may lawfully and honorably remain not only as 
a member of this Church, but as a priest and pastor there- 
in, and continue to affirm in public those Creeds, while yet 
openly denying, oi so qualifying as in effect to deny, the 
plain and simple meaning o'f those affirmations. 

On the members of the Church is laid the solemn duty 
to hand on to their children, in its fulness and power, the 
Faith necessary for their salvation, it is of vital importance 
that all Christians should know what they should believe 
and teach as that Faith:- — whether in the light of modern 
research and scholarship, it is their duty to qualify or 
limit in any way the Articles of their Belief as they have 
received them from their fathers. 

Upon you is laid the duty "with all faithful diligence 
to banish and drive away from the Church all erroneous 
and strange doctrine contrary to God's word; and both 
privately and openly to' call upon and encourage others to 
do the same" and "out of the Holy Scripture to instruct 
the people committed to your charge." 

We therefore, humbly pray you, as our Chief Pastors and 
Doctors o'f the Faith, to reaffirm, in such manner as to you 
shall seem best, the authority of the Creeds as the expres- 
sion, for this present age of the true Faith, and to de- 
clare your Godly counsel and judgment as to the obligatior 
upon all members of Christ's Church, clergy and laity, 
to believe and to teach the Faith as therein set forth. 

Dated November 1, 1923. 

The letter was signed by a great company of laymen from 
every part of the American Church, iUcluding the Chan- 

cellors of several important Dioceses, and other prominent 
laymen who tor years have represented their Dioceses in 
me General Convention. 

It a mistake v;as made, and 1 dc not grant that it was a 
mistake, it was in sending forth our reply as a Pastoral 
Eetter. it might have gone out as an "open letter'' to the 
laymen who had asKed for "advice and guidance in the 
present distress," but the judgment of the Bishops present 
was, that it would accomplish greater good if it were issued 
as a Pastoral. 

Unfortunately, the important and pertinent facts men- 
tioned above have not received the publicity they deserved. 
We received a courteous letter from men who were worried 
and anxious and distressed; from men who, in spite of the 
Claims of the "■Modernists" must represent the mind of 
lue great majority o'f the Clergy and Laity of the Church. 

The Bishops answered it in the only way it could have 
been answered by men upon whom God has laid the solemn 
respo'nsiuility of leadersnip. Hear again the words "To 
deny, or treat as immaterial belief in the Creed in which 
at every regular service of the Church both Minister and 
people profess to believe, is to triUe with words and cannot 
but expose us to the suspicion and the danger of dishonesty 
and unreality., Honesty in the use of language — to say 
what we mean and to mean what we say — -is not least im- 
portant with regard to" religious language (and especially 
in our approach to Almighty God), however imperfect to 
express Divine realities we may recognize human words to 
l)e. To explain away the statement, "conceived by the 
Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary," as if it referred 
to a birth in the ordinary way, of two human parents, 
under perhaps excepticnally holy conditions, is plainly an 
abuse of language. 

An ordinary birth could not have been so described, nor 
can the words of the Creed fairly be so understood." 

I pray you, my brethren, be not unduly disturbed. The 
great truths of our most holy religion have been assailed 
again and again, but the truth has survived. Many times 
since the days of St. Paul, men, conscientio'us men, who 
believed they were "doing God service" have gone out to 
battle against God's truth, but they, and not the truth, 
have fallen. 

Jesus is the only begotten S'on of God, who came. Virgin 
born, to redeem the world and lift mankind back to God, 
net because the Creed says so, but the Creed says so be- 
cause He proved it by His life and by His death and by 
His abiding presence and power. 

Thank God, we are able to say out of the deep places 
of a sweet and blessed experience — 

"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten 
Son to the end that all that believe in Him should not 
perish, but have everlasting life." 

That we can still sing heartily, without question, with- 
out do'ubt, when the Church calls us to celebrate the 
glorious fact of His Incarnation — 

"O that ever blessed birthday, 
When the Virgin full of Grace, 
By the Holy Ghost conceiving. 
Bare the Saviour of our race; 
And that Child, the world's Redeemer, 
First displayed His sacred face. 
Evermore and evermore. 

Praise Him, O ye Heaven of Heavens! 
Praise Him, Angels in the height! 
Every power and every virtue 
Sing the praise of God aright: 
Let no tcngue of man be silent 
Let each heart and voice unite 
Evermore and evermore." 



The above picture appeared in the January issue of the S'pirit of Missions.. In sending the picture to 
that paper, the Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., wrote as fellows: "The design represents the steering 
wheel of a ship, in this is a star with the Ave points of service; at each point of the star are electric 
hulbs; under the word service are two open doors, A little girl is in the act of placing her Lenten 
mite box through these doors into the treasury; a little boy stands at the steering wheel. Above the 
steering wheel is a cross and on this cross the words, "At the helm" and "A little child shall lead them" 
As the children depc'sited their boxes the star flashed out. 



Parish or Mission. 

Chapel of Cross — Aurora $ 

St. Thomas — Atljinson 

St. Jude — Aurora 

Holy Innocents — Avoca 

St. James — Ayden 

St. Thomas — Ayden 

St. Thomas— Bath 

St. Paul— Beaufort 

St. Clement— Beaufort 

St. James — Belhaven 

St. Mary — Belhaven 

St. John — Bonnerton 

St. Mary — Burgaw 

Trinity — Chocowinity 

St. Paul— Clinton 

St. Andrew — Columbia 

St. Thomas — Jasper 

St. David — Creswell 

St. John Evangelist — Edenton 

St. Paul— Edenton 

Redeemer — Edward 

Christ Church— Elizabeth City 

St. Philip— Elizabeth City 

All Saints— Fairfield 

St. Gabriel — Paison 

Emmanuel — Farmville 

St. John— Fayetteville 

St. Joseph — Fayetteville 

St. Mary — Gatesville 

St. Stephen — Goldsboro 

St. Andrew — Goldsboro 

St. John — Grifton 

St. Paul— Greenville 

St. Andrew — Greenville 

St. Martin — Hamilton 

Holy Trinity — Hertford 

Christ Church — Hope Mills 

Zion — Jessama 

St. Mary — Kinston 

St. Augustine — Kinston 

St. George — Lake Landing 

Trinity — Lumberton 

Lake Waceamaw 

St. Matthew — Maxton 

Morehead City 

St. Barnabas — Murfreesboro 

Christ Church — New Bern 

St. Cyprian — New Bern 

St. Thomas — Oriental 



Grace — Plymouth 

All Souls— North West 

St. Stephen — Red Springs 

St. Luke — Roper 

St. Ann — Roper 

St. Mark— Roxobel 

Holy Innocents — Seven Springs 

St. John — SladesviUe 

St. Barnabas — Snow Hill 

St. Philip— Southport 

St. Peter — Sunbury 

Calvary — Swan Quarter 

Grace — Trenton 

St. Paul- -Vanceboro 

Calvary — Warsaw 

Ascension — Wilmington 

Lebanon — Wrightsville 

St. Peter — Washington 

St. Paul— Washington 

Advent — Williamston 

Good Shepherd — Wilmington 

St. James — Wilmington 

St. John — Wilmington 

St. Mark— Wilmington 

St. Paul— Wilmington 

St. Thomas — Windsor .' 

St. Luke — Winterville 

St. John -Wfnton 

Grace — Woodville 

St. Matthew -Yea tesville 

St. Stephen — Bunyan 

Grace — Whiteville 

St. Joseph — Camden 









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Executive Council — Rt. Rev. T. C. Darst, Chairman ex- 
officio; Rev. W. R. Noe, secretary ex-officio; Mr. Thomas 
D. Meares, treasurer ex-officic; Rev. W.. H. Milton, D.D. ; 
Rev. Archer Boogher, Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L., Rev. 
J. N. Bynum. Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Rev., G. F.'Hill, 
Mr. George B. Elliott, Mr. Geoge C. Royall, Mr. B. R. Huske, 
Mr. J. R.. Tolar, Jr., Mr. G. V. Cowper. Mr. E. K. Bishop, 
Mrs. James G. Staton, Mrs. S. R. Adams, Mrs. Richard Wil- 

Standing Committee — Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., Rev. Steph- 
en Gardner, Rev. W. O. Cone, Mr. Frank Wood, Mr. J. G. 
Bi'agaw, Jr. 

Trustees of the Dio'cese — Rt. Rev.. T. C. Darst. D.D., Mr. 
J. V. Grainger, Mr. Clayton Giles. 

Trustees of St. Mary's School — Rev. R. B. Drane, Rev. 
J. B. Gibble, Mr. W., D. McMiUan, Jr., Mr. George C Royall. 

Trustee of University of the S'outh — The Rev. D. G. Mac- 
Kinnon, S.T.D. 

Board of Examining Chaplains — Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., 
Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., Rev. Reginald Mallett, Rev. 
W. H. Milton, D.D., Rev. W. O. Cone. 

Delegates to Provincial Synod — Rev. Messrs. W. H. Mil- 
tan, George W. Lay, Theodore Partrick, Jr., W. R. Noe. R 
B. Drane and G. F. Hill.. Messrs. G. B. Elliott, R. R. Cot- 
ten, B. R. Huske, Geo. C. Royall, Frank Wood and J. G. 
Bragaw, Jr. 

Alternates— Rev. Messrs. Archer Boogher, J. N. Eynum, 
D. G. MacKinnon, H. A. Cox, W. O. Cone' and Stephen 
Gardner. xMessrs. J. H. Hinton, C., C. Chadbourn, H G. 
Purtcn, W. J. Rice, W. D. McMillan, Jr., and Dr.' W. C. 


AMOUNT FOR 1923 IS $2,309.35. 

Madam President and Women of East Carolina: 

We have finished the first year of the Triennial and 
my books show that during the same period, 1917 we had 
in bank $642.36. In 1920 we had $1,394.41. For 1923 we 
sent to Mr. Franklin $2,309.35. 

I should like to tell you just where these gains have 
been made— Many more women are giving than ever be- 
fore, but these o'fferings spell just one word "faithfulness." 
Not a March or September, but they have opened their 
boxes and sent in their money. It is the regular faithful 
giving that tells. This increase does not mean that each 
woman has given a great deal more in one year than 
another. It means something better than that. It means 
that more women have asked that they might be given 
the little blue boxes and help in this joyous work. We 
are really in many places making our c'ffering united.. How 
much I regret that all of our treasurers have not caught 
the vision, but the District Meetings gave a wonderful op 
portunity to interested women to ask questions and have 
heart to heart talks, and I am very hopeful as to the re- 

The time is very near for our Spring box opening- 
March twenty-fifth. May I suggest to- every U. T. O. treas- 
urer that a postal card be sent to every woman in your 
congregation, a week before Annunciation Day, announcing 
the hour of the service (or meeting) inviting her to come 
and bring her United Thank OITering, and will you use the 
hymns our own dear "Miss Mary" (Mrs. Josh James) se- 
lected and asked us to use at the service? Hymn 156; In- 

trc'it 586; Offertory 478. These are the number in the old 
hymnal. Remember our slogan "A little blue box in the 
hands of every woman," and our aim, to report in New 
Orleans, "Every woman a giver." 

It is much more important to increase the number of giv- 
ers, than the amount given by those who already share in 
the Offering. 

In the American Church there are more than five hundred 
thousand communicants. TcJ far the greater number, the 
U. T. O. is unknown. If each of these women were to give 
as little as one cent a day, in one year the Offering would 
amount to the sum of $1,825,000.00, and at the end of three 
yc^vs cur Triennial Offering would be $5,475,000.00. 

So great an offering would open many dc'ors of opportun- 
ity, doors now closed, when if the women of the Church 
would have it so, they might swing wide. 

Our largest parish for a long period, for good reasons 
c'f .their own, kept their U. T. O. until the close of the third 
year, but they, too, have joined us and during the year St. 
James, Wilmington, sent me $576.22 for 1923. 

Keep U. T.. O. before all your organizations — Memorial 
fnd birthday offerings can be made through the U. T. O 

Miss Disosway is still in training. Miss Huband is mak- 
ing her life count in her work under U. T. O. in Wilming 
ton. Miss Cox's work is proving the wc'rth of our invest- 
ment Remember them in your prayers and gifts and write 
friendly letters to them. 

For all the expressions of love and sympathy that havf 
come to me from my co-workers during my illness, I am 
deeply grateful and assure you that the best that is in me 
is pledged to His service, where or when He calls me. 

God wants our test. He, in the far-off ages, 
Once clain'ied the firstling of the flock, the finest wheat; 
And still He asks His own, with gentlest pleading, 
Tc lay their highest hopes and brightest talents at His feet 
P-'e'll not forget the feeblest service, humblest love; 
He only asks th;it of Cur store, we give to Him the host we 


The regular Get-to-Gether District Meeting was held in 
S't, James Church, Ayden, January 8th, Greenville, Winter- 
ville and Ayden being well represented. 

Mr. Cook, the Rector, new in charge of Greenville, open- 
ed the meeting with prayer. 

The President, Mrs. B. T. Cox, gave a very impressive 
talk OR prayer, urging the members to pray more earnestly 
for laborers in His vineyard. 

The problem for discussion was. How to Get Young Peo- 
ple more interested in Church Work. The answers to' 
this very important questic'n were most interesting and 
helpful. It was suggested that a Prayer League be formed 
for Young People in all the Parishes and it met with the 
approval of all present. 

We adjourned for lunch which was spread picnic style 
at the home of Mrs. H., G. Burton. Needless to say it was 
very much enjoyed by all. 

The afternoon session began at one o'clock. Mrs. Ella 
Green read a most interesting paper giving the history of 
St. Paul's Church, Greenville. Mrs. B. T. Cox also gave 
in a most interesting talk the history of St. Luke's Church, 

It was moved and seconded that these papers be published 
in the Diocesan paper. The Mission Herald. 

These District meetings have proven a great heln s'lirit- 
viall}' as well as socially and we wish for the cr'ming ye^ir 
an increased attendance from all the Auxiliaries in the 
District, REPORTER. 




(By MRS. J. N. BYNUM.) 

The thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of East Carolina opened at 10 o'clock, 
Tuesday morning, January 22, in the Parish House 
of Christ Church, New Bern. The President, Mrs. 
James G. Staton, presided at all sessions. The Rev. Charles 
■Williams, Chaplain of the Auxiliary, conducted the devo- 
tional services. 

Mrs. Owen Guion welcomed the guests to the parish, 
skeiching mo'st inierestingly the eariy niscory Ol i^nrib. 
Cl'urch. The response was made by Mrs. o. c. oiLiti.:-^- 
oi Kinston, Mrs. Sitterson brougnt greeiingi iium l. 
women of St. Mary's, Kinston, and extended on lULii ,_ 
half, a very cordial invitation to meet with them in 1925. 

In spite of the sudden cold weather about seventy women 
answered the roil call, almo'st evenly divided beLVvee.^ 
two convocations. This meeting differed from some ot 
those preceding in that we had fewer speakers and visitors 
from outside the diocese. Perhaps discussion of some ot 
our diocesan problems was fuller and freer because it 
was a "family affair." We were near enough to tne close 
of last year's work to be inspired and encouraged by some 
of the things well done. It was also near enough to last 
year's weak spots and mistakes to make us "■forearme.. 
for 1924. 

The Committee on Recommendations gleaned the follow- 
ing constructive suggestions from officers' reports. Some 
of them, at least, should be New Year's resolutions for 
every parochial branch: "Prayer, regular attendance at 
meetings, canvas to enroll every woman in some organiza- 
tion, sending delegates to summer cc'nferences, sending of 
remittances to our treasurer not later than December 15th 
in order that her books may be closed, that religious edu- 
cation should have a place in the public school curriculum, 
"a little blue box in the hands of every woman," a closer 
coc'peration between Auxiliary branches and chairmen of 
special objects, etc. 

Of course the Bok Peace plan came in for it& share ot 
discussion and attention. At first the women were unwil- 
ling to commit themselves to any one plan although they 
were solidly against war and its attendant evils. Finally 
the following resolution was cffered and adopted: 

Resolved: That the Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial 
Societies go on record as favoring the Bok Peace Plan 
or some similar plan. 

Another forward step was the adoption c'f a resolution 
providing for a committee of men and women to coordi- 
nate the work of each year undertaken by the Council 
and the Women's Societies in order that conflicts and dup- 
lications may be avo'ided between the work of the men and 
women both in programs and budgets. 

Letters were written to the officers who, for one reason 
and another were unable to be present. A comfortable bal- 
ance in our Central Expense Fund made possible a gift 
'c each son and daughter of East Carolina who' is repre 
senting us in the foreign field, a tangible expression of 
our appreciation of what they are doing and reminder ot 
our interest., 

The total assessments for the coming year as announc- 
ed by Bishop Darst are perhaps somewhat smaller than last 
year. We hope this will make it pc'ssible for us to respond 
generously to the appeal of Mr. Wheeler for the Thoinp- 
son Orphanage, to that of the King's Daughters tor the 
Chapel at Samarcand Manor and other worthy causes. 

The thirty-seventh annual meeting wasn't all work and 
no pluy. The icy greeting of the weather man was forgot- 
tou. in the wurmth of New Bern hospitality. An aLnio's- 
phere of fellowship and good-feeling pervaded every meet- 
ing, beginning at the delightful reception on Monday night 

when Mrs. Thomas Warren opened her very attractive 
home to the members of Christ Church parish and their 
guests. The luncheons served in the parish house were 
very pleasant features c'f the meeting, not only as enjoy- 
able social occasions but as an example of what can hr^ done 
when members of different communions work together for 
a common cause as was done here in New Bern. Under 
tne impetus of inspiration and enthusiasm gained during 
the Council held in Christ Church Parish our wcili for 
1924 should be stronger and better than ever befare. 


On the night of January 9th, the main building of the 
DuBose Memorial Church Training School, Monteagle, 
Tenn., was burned to the ground. Due to the fact that the 
pipe Hues were frozen on that night and no water available, 
the fighting of the flames was difficult. In addition to the 
main building, the outlying machine shop and store house 
were destroyed. Everything in the main building was lost, 
library, furniture, bedding, crockery, kitchen utensils, etc. 

Owing to the fact that this school has a winter instead of a 
summer vacation,there were very few students there. The 
belongings of many of the absent students were completely 
destroyed, in this number are Messrs. S'amuel Woc'lvin and 
Sidney Matthews, two East Carolina students, who are 
at present working in the diocese. 

Undaunted by the disastrous fire, the family and stu- 
dents are determined to carry on their work in such tem- 
porary quarters as can be secured. 


One of the most praiseworthy characteristics of a real 
scientist is the fact that he realizes very clearly the limi- 
tations of scien-je. Professor J. Arthur Thompson, who is 
witnout question one of the greatest living scientists and 
the greatest living interpreter of science, has recently said: 
"Religion has to do with an aspect of reality that is beyond 
science. — Science seeks after lowest common denomina- 
tors, such as matter, electrons, energy, consciousness. Re- 
ligion seeks after the greatest common measure. Scien- 
tific concepts are empiracle; religious concepts are irana- 
cendental. The aim of science" is description; the aim of 
religious theory is interpretation. The two may clash in 
form, but in idea they are incommensurable." In other 
words, there must ever remain certain great mysterie-i ol 
faith; certain great truths which illuminate all life, yet, 
oues which we cannot explain in scientific terms. One of 
these great mysteries of faith is the personality of Jesus 
Christ. The figure of Jesus as He is portrayed in tLe 
Gospels and as He has lived in human experience will sim- 
ply not yield to any other cq^iclusion than that He is Vcxy 
God and Very Man. Every effort that has been made to 
make of Him simply a human figure, however exalted in 
righteousness, has failed to satisfy. Every effort that has 
been made to push His human qualities into the background 
and make of Him a shadowy figure of the divine, has failed 
to satisfy., There is much in the form of our religious be- 
liefs that will of necessity change as we gradually enlarge 
the scope of our observation and discovery. But the essence 
of our faith belong.s to the supernatural sphere. Adrdission 
here is by faith, by spiritual insight. St. Paul's dictum 
that spiritual realities can only be spiritually disceraed 
has been left unimpaired. T. P. Jr. 

Announcement has been made that there will be a meet- 
ing of the Convocation of Wilmington immediately after 
Easter. Notice of place and date will be sent out later. 
There has not been a meeting in some time. 



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The action of Governor Morrison in demanding that the 
text bock commission of North Carolina throw out a cer 
tain text book on biology because he thought that the book 
quite definitely taught views of creation contrary to the 
Christian teaching, was applauded. Some good people 
wi'Ote to the papers and praised his spiritual acumen. 
We do not doubt that the Governor was very much in 
earnest. We doubt, however, his ability to' judge either 
the scientific accuracy of the book or the reality of it« 
contradiction of any spiritual truth. Our doubts arise, no 
from any suspicion of the Governor's honesty o'f purpose 
but from an estimate of his limitations., He hasn't ha 
the training in either sphere. He was elected to his otfic 
on the well founded supposition that his legal and politi 
cal training would fit him for the duties that belong to th: 
c'fflce. The Governor's action interests us as a sympton 
of the times. It illustrates what we think is unnecessary 
panic when facing the march of scientific study. We doubt 
not that many of Mr. Darwin's books on evolution have 
been burned. But did that effect the accuracy of his ol 
bervations? And that's what we ar« concerned with,— 
accuracy, or shall we call it truth? T. P. Jr. 


This is a very, very inquisitive age. And to tell the 
truth, we have learned a great deal,— too much pernaps 
for most of us to digest. We have learned a great deal 
about the nature of things. The boundaries of time and 
space have been set far back. Astrologers, who looked at tba 

heavens with wistful and superstitious awe, weaving fanci- 
ful dreams, have given place to the modern astronomer 
with his telescope and spectroscope; two marvelous instru- 
ments that have assigned us an inflnitesimally small place 
in the universe. Modern science has overturned many 
an idea, not because she is a heretic, as some think, but 
in the interest of tiuth. We must admit that it is upsetting 
to be told that we have been wrong about some ideas that 
we have held very tenaciously, and some of us get verj 
much peeved and excited over it. In fact certain scientists 
whose discoveries are no*w a matter of general acceptance 
have suffered the inconvenience of having their heads cut 
off by their contemporaries. We should not meet this spirit 
cf inquiry with the spirit of the inquisition. 


A question that disturbs many good people is. Will this 
spirit of inquiry invade the citadel of our religious faith'; 
We must hc'nestly answer that it has. During the past 
sixty years the Bible has been subjected to the most search- 
ing investigation; sometimes by impious minds, and often 
by scholars whose critical and literary interest seemed tc 
have very little religious basis. But on the whole it ha 
been an inquiry by reverent minds, who were bent on get- 
ting a real understanding of the book, and the truth i. 
sought to proclaim. The Go'spels themselves have been 
studied from a critical point of view, in an effort to study 
the atmosphere in which they were written and the source 
01 the material which they used. This critical study has 
been misunderstood, and scholars have been accused oi 
invading sacred precincts with unholy motives. But on the 
whole it has been of great benefit, and has been conducted 
by men who were actuated by a desire to serve 
the truth. A question that gives even more concern 
is, Will this critical study and spirit of inquiry 
destroy our faith in the Bible, in God, and in the 
Christian revelation? We do not believe so. It seems to 
us that it is the worst sort of scepticism to believe that 
our faith cannot be subjected to the clear light o'f advancing 
knowledge. The fact that some of the choicest spirits of 
Christendom are the keenest students should be sufficient 
answer to this fear. t, P. Jr. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. D. E. Woodley, Mrs. Ga- 
briel Holmes, Mrs. T. I. Phelps, Miss M. D., Howey, Mrs. H. 
K, Nash, Mrs. G. H. Roberts, Miss Carrie, Mrs. H. A. Bond, 
Mrs. A. Falkner, Rev. J., B. Brown, Dr. W. C. Melcher, Mrs. 
T. H. McNeill, Mrs. W. F. Ausbon, Mrs. J. F. Wo'olvin, Uni- 
versity Library, Miss M. W. Winborne, Mrs. A., T. Uzzell 
Mrs. Wm. L. Smith, Mrs. J. C. Cherry, Mrs. W. J. Green, 
E. A.. Johnson, Mrs. R. B. Davis, F. D. Winston, C. D. Gay 
lord, Mrs. T. W. Mewborn, Mrs. J. L. Phelps, Miss Loui; 
Parker, Mrs. Sallie Biggs, Mrs. J. B. Pollock, Mrs. J. W 
Speight, Mrs. M. Louise Blount, Mrs. M. B. Boyle, H. A, 
White, Mrs M., .\. Williams, Mrs. S. P. Adams, Rev. W. B, 
Clark, Mrs. F. C. Harding, Mrs. John Harvey Edwards, 
Mrs. W. W. Whittington and W. H. Yopp. Total $40.00. 

Those paying more than one do'llar: Mrs. W., Bi. Morton, 
$2.00; Mrs. N. H. Quince, $2.25; Miss Bessie Ireland, $2.00; 
Miss Sadie Russell, $2.00; Mrs. B. T. Cox, $2 50; Mrs. C. 
E. Leens, $2.00; Mrs. Junius Davis, $2.00; Dr. B. L. Long. 
$2..00; Mrs. E. R. Conger, $2.00; Mrs. D. L. Dixon, $2.00; 
Mrs. H. G. Wood, $3.00; Miss Eliza Munds, $2.00; Mrs. J. 
T. Simmons, $2.00; R. M. Riddick, $1.50; Mrs. T., F. Wins- 
low, $3.00; L. V. Morrill, $3.00; Mrs. F. F. Cherry, $5,00. 
Total, $40.25. Grand Total $80.25. 

St. James' Parish, Wilmington, is undertaking the organ- 
ization of a Church School Service League, under the lead- 
ership of Mrs. Louise J. Poisson. 




"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
Tile Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

Feb. 17th— Septuagesima Sunday 
24th — Sexagesima Sunday 
25th— S't. Matthias 

Mar. 2nd — Quinquagesima Sunday 
9th — First Sunday in Lent 
16th — Secoad Sunday in Lent 



December 31, 1923. 
Rev. W. R. Noe, Room 507 Southern Building, Wilming- 
ton, North Carolina. 

My dear Mr. Noe: The Field Department at its meeting 
on December 11th directed me to express to the Diocese of 
East Carolina the sincere appreciatio'n of the Field Depart- 
ment for the services which her Bishop has rendered the 
general work of the Church by responding to the requests 
which the Department has made of him and giving his time 
on behalf of the Church's Program in other Dioceses of the 

The leadership which East Carolina has given in the 
general work of the Church is a constant eucouragemen. 
to the Naticnal Council and example to the rest of the 
Church. The Field Department considers it an honor to 
number Bishop Darst among its membership. And the 
Department values his representations of the Church's Pro- 
gram in the many engagements he has so acceptably filled 
for us, more highly than words can express. He has al- 
ways been glad to respond to our calls fc'r help — and 
doubtless many times he has done so at personal sacrifice 
in order that neither the Diocesan nor general work should 

The Cause is a mutual one; the strength and progress 
of one unit depends upon the welfare c'f the whole. We be- 
lieve that East Carolina realizes this as very few Dioceses 
do. But for that very reason the Field Department takes 
all the more pleasure in thanking the Diocese of East 
Carolina for lending us her Bishop, 

In giving me the pleasure of writing this letter of appre- 
ciation to yc'ur Diocesan Convention, the Department also 
asked me to express the hope that the Diocese will be glad 
to share some of Bishop Darst's time with us again for the 
work in 1924. You see, he is one of the best we have, 
and we could, numanly speaking hardly get along without 
his help. 

Will you please ccnvey to your Diocesan Convention the 
Field Department's deep appreciation of all that East Caro- 
lina's co-operation means in leading the whole Church on 
to higher endeavors for the Master. May every blessing 
■rest upon the Diocese in 1924. 

Very faithfully yours, 

R.F.M.: J.a 

An interesting resolution introduced at the meeting of 
Cc'uncil by the Rev. George W. Lay, and subsequently pass- 
ed, was as fellows: "That the Bishop of this Diocese be and 
is hereby requested, "By and with the advice and consent 
of the Standing Committee," to ascertain the boundaries 
of all existing Parishes and, as far as he may deem advis- 
able, of the Missions, and to divide all the rest of the terri- 
tory within the bounds of the Diocese into "Missicnary 
Fields," and to assign each 'Field' to some one of the clergy 
of this Diocese, for such pastoral and erangelical work as 
he may be able to carry on." 

Personal Items. 

Miss Mary Woc'lvin who follows in the footsteps of her 
mother and father in serving the Church, is a volunteer 
assistant in the office of the Executive Secretary., She is 
also giving valuable assistance in securing news matter 
for the Mission Herald. 

The Bishop and Mrs. Darst attended the meeting of the 
board of managers of the Thompson Orphanage in Char- 
lotte January 29th. Mrs. Darst is a member of the build- 
ing committee of the Orphanage. 

The Rev. J. Reginald Mallett, Recto'r of St. John's Church, 
Wilmington, and Miss Lucy Murchison, were married in 
St. James' Church, Wilmington, on February 12th. Bishop 
Darst and Dr. Milton officiated. Mr. Mallett has greatly 
endeared himself to the memhers of his congregation and 
the people of Wilmington generally during his stay there. 
Mrs. Mallett is a member of a family long prominent in 
Wilmington and North Carolina. 

In the Eastern Oregon correspondence of the Living 
Church there recently appeared an account of the ordina- 
tion of the Rev. A. C, Tebeau to the priesthood on the 
First Sunday after Christmas. It will be remembered that 
Dr. Tebeau was transferred to Eastern Oregon from East 
Carolina while he was a student in the Virginia Seminary. 

Dr. W. H. Ward, senio'r warden of Grace Church, Ply- 
mouth, responded to the appeal for medical books for St. 
Luke's library, Tokyo. Acknowledging the gift, the Church 
Periodical Club wrote: "We are most grateful for the gift 
from Dr. Ward of Graves' "Gynecology"., This was one c'f 
the specially recommended books, and this, the latest edi- 
tion, is a splendid addition to the library." Perhaps others 
will answer this call. 


Following the adjournment of the annual Council on 
Wednesday evening, January 23rd, Bishop Darst called a 
meeting c'f the Executive Council in Christ Church vestry 
room. The newly elected bc'dy proceeded to organize sub- 
stantially along the same lines as in the past year. Mr. 
George B. Elliott was named as vice-chairman of the De- 
partment of Missions and Church Extension, the Rev. 
George W. Lay as chairman of Department of Religious 
Education, the Rev. J. N. Bynum of the Department of 
Christian Social Service, and the Rev. Theodore Partrick, 
Jr.,, of Publicity. Associate members were named for each 

The Executive Council had expected at this meeting to 
make appropriations for the year 1924, based on the re- 
turns of the Every Member Canvass. But the report from 
the canvass was incomplete, and in some places another 
canvass is to be held, so that the matter was deferred to 
the next meeting, which will probably be held right after 
Easter. The diocesan treasurer was instructed to continue 
expenditures on the basis of the 1923 budget until the new 
appropriations are made. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, the executive secretary, reported 
fc'r the Field Department of the diocese, and summarized 
the results of the then incomplete canvass. 

Several matters referred to the Executive Council by the 
annual Council were taken up. One of these was the prop- 
osition to put on a campaign for raising funds fo'r St. Au- 
gustine's School. A committee was appointed to arrange 
for this. 



Diocesan News. 


At their annual meeting in New Bern the women c'f East 
Carolina were asked by Bishop Darst to raise the sum of 
$2,200 during the year 1924. The items of this amount are 
as follows: Central Expense Fund $800.00; Auxiliary Spec- 
ial, Bishop Tuttle Memorial $600.00; Miss Lula Disosway's 
training $200.00; DuBose School $300.00; Scholarship, St. 
Paul's School, Beaufort, $300.00. It is interesting to no'te 
III this connection that the amount asked for is smaller than 
that of last year. The Bishop wanted to give the women 
an opportunity to contribute more to special objects. 

Bishop Darst preached in St. James' Church, Wilming- 
ton, on the feast of the Epiphany, that day marking the 
ninth anniversary of his consecration to the episcopate. 
In a preface to his address the Bishop paid a warm tribute 
to his predecessor, the Rt. Rev. -Robert Strange, and to the 
Rector of St. James, the Rev., W. H. Milton. In a brief 
resume of his episcopate, the Bishop stated that he had con- 
firmed nearly 3,500 persons, and had ordained 22 deaco'ns 
and 24 presbyters since he became Bishop of East Carolina. 

In a number of churches in East Carolina there were 
held on February 7th memorial services for Woodrow Wil- 
son, during the hour of his funeral in St. Albans Cathedral, 
Washington. In Wilmington there was a public service in 
the city auditorium, and Bishop Darst was cne of the three 

The Rev. J. W.. Heyes, who has served the churches in 
Hyde Ccunty during the past year, has recently accepted 
a call extended him to become Rector of the churches in 
Farmville and S'now Hill, with residence in Farmville. Mr. 
Heyes has given very acceptable service, and the people of 
Farmville are to be congratulated. 

The women of S't. Paul's parish, W^ilmington, have opened 
a tea room, where they serve tea, sandwiches and cake 
every afternoon, the proceeds to go to' the church building 

The Rev. James E. W., Cook, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Greenville, has been giving Sunday afternoon services at 
Winterville, Ayden, Farmville, and S't. Andrew's, Green- 
ville, which churches have been withc'ut a Rector. What 
Mr. Cc'ok has been doing in the neighborhood of Greenville, 
Dr. Hartley, Rector of St. Mary's, has been doing in the 
neighborhood of Kinston. 

A special effort will be made this year to increase interest 
in the Lenten mite box offering. Plans are being wcrked 
out in the Diocesan ol*fice, which will be presented to the 
Church schools of the Diocese before Ash Wednesday. 

A very attractive booklet, "A Survey of Needs of Thomp- 
son Orphanage," has recently been issued and placed in 
the hands of the communicants^ This is a good piece of 
publicity, preparatcTy to the institution of a campaign to 
meet these needs. 

The report of the committee on church insurance to the 
annual Council was a most comprehensive one. It was 
noted that the total amount of insurance carried in the 
Diocese in 1919 was $213,300.00, and that in 1923 it had 
grown to $.524',500.00, a very sizable increase. But attention 
was called to the fact that the value of all church property, 
exclusive cf land, totals $950,170.00, so it appears that there 
is still considerable under insurance. The committee re- 
ported that it had carried out the instructions of the Execu- 

tive Council to place all of the properties insured by the 
Diocese in one schedule policy, and in doing this they pro- 
tected eighteen churches formerly uninsured. 


On the 25th cf September, 1923, at Greenville, N. C, 
four members out of the total of five were in attendance. 
Canonical consent was given to the ordination and conse- 
cration of the Rev^ R. E. Sti'ider, D.D., to be Bisho'p Coad- 
jutor of the Diocese of West Virginia. 

Similar action was taken in the case of the Rev. James 
Edward Freeman, D.D., to be the Bishop of the Diocese of 

Consent was given for the, election of a Bisho'p Coadjutor 
of the Diocese of New Jersey, on the ground of the extent 
of the work in the Diocese. 

The Rev. Francis J. H. Coffin, intending to leave the 
Diocese, offered his resignation to take effect &'n October 
1st, 1923. It was accepted. 

The Rev. Stephen Gardner was then elected a member 
to serve the unexpired terra. With the time and place of 
the next meeting of the Committee put at the discretion 
of the President, the meeting adjourned. 

On November 1st, 1923, the Committee met in Washing- 
ton, N. C, with the Rev. Messrs. Drane and Gardner, and 
Mr. John G. Bragaw, Jr., attending. Unanimous consent was ■ 
given to the ordinatio'n and consecration of the Rev. Frank 
William Sterrett to be Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of 
Bethlehem, and to the election of the Rt. Rev. Albion Wil- 
liamson Knight, D.U., to be Bishop Coadjutor of the Dic- 
cese of New Jersey, and to the election of the Rt. Rev. 
Herman Page, D.D., to be Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan. 

On December 4th, 1923, a meeting of the Committee was 
held at Mackey's Ferry, with four members present of the 

The Rev. Arthur James Mackie was reco'mmended to 
the Bishop for ordination to the Priesthood, and consent 
was given to the shortening of his time to six months. 

Joseph Mitchell Taylor was recommended to the Bishop 
for c'rdination to the Diaconate and consent was given to 
the shortening of his time as Candidate from three years 
to eighteen months. 

On December 18th, 1923, the Standing Committee met in 
Washington, N., C, a quorum of three being present. 

A letter from the Bishop of the Diocese was read, asking 
consent of this Committee to a change of the place of 
meeting of the Annual Council from Clinton to New Bern, 
the date being January 22nd, 1924. Unanimous consent 
was voted. 

Canonical consent was given to the election of a Bishop 
Cc'adjutor for the Diocese of Montana. 

The election of the Rev. Edwin Mackin Cross to be Bishop 
in the Missionary District of Spokane was confirmed, as was 
also the election of the Rev. Charles S. Reifsnider, L.H.D., 
to be a Suffragan Bishop of this Church fo'r the Rt. Rev. 
John McKim, D.D., Bishop of Tc'kio, Japan. 

Confirmation of the election of the Rt. Rev. Manuel Fer- 
rando, who had been duly consecrated as Bishop of the 
affiliated Church of Jesus in Porto Rico, to be Suffragan 
Bishop c'f Porto Rico, was voted. 

In all cases noted above canonical testimonials were 
signed in Committee and forwarded where they were due. 

On the 21st of January, 1924-, the Standing Committee con- 
sidered the application of Mr. Sidney Eure Matthews to 
be recommended to be a Candidate for Holy Orders. This 
recommendation was made, and that his admissic'n by the 
Bishop be dated June 1st, 1923. 

Respectfully submitted, 

for the Committee. 

New Bern, N. C, January 22, 1924. 





Those in the picture are, from left to right, Canon Gould (Canada), 
Bishops Lea (English, South Japan), Heaslett (lEnglish, South Tokyo), 
Motoda (Tokyo, city), McKim (North, Tokyo), Scc'tt (English, Shan- 
tung, China), Maide (Osaka), Hamiltcn (Canadian, Nageya or Mid- 
Japan), Gailor, and Dr. John Wood. . 

pie to the general and diocesan work, and are 
not careful to remit in full these amounts as 
they are received. " - 

Respectfully submitted, 


G. F. HILL, 

W. R. NOE, 

R. W. SMITH.. 



The lark flew up in the morning bright. 
And sung, and balanced on sunny wings; 

A.nd this was its song: "I see the light, 
I look o'er a world of beautiful things; 

Put, flying and singing everywhere, 

In vain have I searched to find the air." 

"Oh, where is the sea?" the fishes cried, 
As they swam the crystal clearness through, 

"We've heard from old of the ocean's tide. 
And we long to look c'n the waters blue. 

The wise ones speak of the infinite sea, 
Oh, who can tell us if such there be?" 

— Minot J. Savage 



Your Committee on the State of the Church begs leave 
to report the following, which has been gathered from the 
tabulated statistics of the Diocese, together with the Bish- 
op's Address, and the Report of the Treasurer. 

We regret that this report cannot be an adequate sum- 
mary of our cc'ndition, owing to the failure on the part 
of twenty-two parishes and missions to send in their pa- 
lochial reports, of which number at least two are leading 

The decrease from last year, noted in several items, is 
therefore not significant. An increase is repcrted of 26 bap- 
tisms, 36 officers and teachers in the Church Schools, and 
50 scholars; also' an increase in receipts from all sources 
of $49,974.14. 

Two new Missions, at Rowland and Wallace, have been 
organized; a new Church, St. Andrew's, at Wrightsville 
Sound, has been erected, costing $20,000.00, and a Church 
building at Ahoskie has been purchased from another Chris- 
tian body. 

The small number of confirmations shown in the colored 
Churches has already been accounted for by the failure ot 
Bishop Delaney to report some of them, as stated by the 
colored clergy on the floor of the Council. 

It is of interest to note an increase over last year ot 
$554.03 in the receipts of the Thcmpson Orphanage in spite 
of the fact that this item is no longer credited on the 
parish quotas.. 

We believe, on the whole, there has been real progress 
along all lines of work, and this has been largely due to 
the stimulating Conferences conducted throughout the Dio- 
cese during the year. 

An evidence ^f our prcgress is shown in the payment of 
our full quota to the General Church, and the Diocesan obli- 
gations — the first time this has been accomplished since 
1920, the initial year of the Nation Wide Campaign. 

There has also been a reduction on our note in the Bank 
from $8,000.00 to $6,500.00. 

We would call special attention to the fact that in a great 
many of our parishes and missions the vestries do not seem 
to regard the sacredness of the pledges made by their peo- 

Priests 4. 

Visitations 139 

Sermons and Addresses 176 

Celebratic'ns of Holy Communion 24 




Crdinations: Deacons 3 

Clergy transferred 

Clergy received, by Ordination 3, by transfer 1 

Lay Readers licensed 10 

Present number of Lay Readers 64 

Number of Clergy January 1, 1924 37 


Osmond .lonathan McLeod April 3, 1923 

McKinley Battle June 22, 1923 


Arthur James Mackie June 8, 

Albert C. Tebeau June 8, 

George F. Cameron .June 8, 


Rev. George E. Manson February 4, 

Rev. James E. Holder May 17 

Rev. Charles E. Williams June 8, 

Rev. Arthur J. Mackie December 21, 1923 

Mr. Mackie was ordained by Bishop Hulse of Cuba at 
my request. 



The Rev. Dr. X.V. said with great emphasis and unctioiu 
in a theological lecture recently: "When Bishop Gore and 
Dr. S'anday coincide in their opinions, there is a strong 
probability that they are right, but when they both coin- 
cide we can be absolutely certain!" 

Among Lenten activities of one of our parishes last year 
was a thorough canvass among its members for subscrp- 
tions to any or all Church papers. One or two of the week- 
lies, The Spirit of Missions and the diocesan paper were 
offered for consideration. The canvassing was done by a 
fairly large committee so that no one was unduly bur- 




Rt. Rev. Alexander Garrett, D.D., Bishop of Dallas, Texas, 
died at his home in St. Mary's College in that city last 
week. Bishop Garrett was born and educated in Ireland, 
but came to this country many years ago. He was con- 
secrated as the first Bishop of Dallas in 1874. that diocese 
having been recently set out from Texas. 

He was for many years prominent in the Church, both 
for his scholarship and his missionary zeal. He built the 
Cathedral and St. Mary's College in the city o'f Dallas, 
and saw his work grow from very small beginnings until 
it now numbers 6,000 communicants, while the amount rais- 
ed for Church purposes in the diocese was nearly $200,- 
000 last year. On account of his increasing infirmity (he 
was 85 years old) a Coadjutor Bishc'p was elected recently 
who will succeed him. When Bishop Tuttle, of Missouri, 
died last year. Bishop Garrett succeeded him as Presiding 
Bishop of the American Church, he being next in point of 
seniority. Hereafter the Presiding Bishops will be chosen 
hv election at the General Convention, in order that men 
in their full strength may hold this onerous duty. 


We Churchmen of Anglo-Saxon descent are certainly true 
to our lineage and inheritance in the case with which we em- 
brace incongruities in worship as well as in ethics. So firm 
a foundation of apostolic and historic succession lies under- 
neath all cur habits of thought, that we accept and follow 
customs entirely inharmonious therewith and never give a 
moment's consideration to these incompatibilities. 

For example: One third of the bulk of our Prayer Book 
is composed of the Order for the Administration of Hc'ly 
Communion, with its Collects and Scriptural lessens ap- 
pointed for days and seasons. Beside this, the service is 
again printed in its entirety in the Ordination Services 
(pages 534-546), and is required to be celebrated at every 
ordination (pages 513, 522), and Consecration (page 529), as 
well as on the occasion of the consecration of a Church 
(ppge 548), and Institution of a Minister into a Parish 
(page 554). A special Collect, Epistle and Gospel is pro- 
vided for the Communion of the Sick (page 292), for the 
Visitation of Prisoners (page 318), and for Thanksgiving 
Day (page 321). 

In addition to these provisions it is stated in the preface 
Ccncerning the Service of the Church (page vii), that 
Morning Prayer, the Litany, and the Holy Communion are 
distinct services, with the Caution added, that no one of 
these services be habitually disused. 

The Prayer Book also makes provision for a celebration 
of the Holy Communion on every one of the 52 Sundays 
of the year (pages 52-188), and on at least 37 Holy Days 
(pages 188-220), while in a rubric on page 52 it says that 
the Collect, Epistle and Gospel appointed for the Sunday 
shall serve all the week after, unless otherwise ordered. 
As if this were not sufficiently plain, in the Proper Prefaces 
(p&ge 233), it is said that these prefaces to the Sanctus shall 
be used "upon Christmas Day, and seven clays after; upon 
Easter and Ascensicn Days, and seven days after, upon 
Whitsunday, and six days after". That these portions of 
the service are not to be considered as merely so many ad- 
ditional passages of Scripture to be read to the congrega- 
tion, is evident to anybody who remembers that the S'anctus 
is used only at the Holy Communicn. 

Now all these references would seem to indicate the will 
of the Church with enough of clearness and precision, but 
there is something more which should awaken our easy- 
going clergy and people to better ways than those to which 
they have become accustomed. 

In the Catechism, which is to be learned by every person 
before he is brought to be confirmed, one-third of the ques- 

tions are upon the "Sacraments which Christ hath ordain- 
ed." Here it is most emphatically set forth that only two 
of these inheritances from our Saviour are "generally nec- 
essary to Salvation," and one of these is "The Supper of the 
Lord," and it is said that this was ordained for "a continual 
remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ and of 
the benefits which we receive thereby." 

Two more quotations from the Prayer Book may serve 
to conclude this review of the authoritative statements of 
our Church. The service for the Baptism of Adults (page 
265), concludes with the rubric: "It is expedient that every 
person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop as 
soon after his baptism as conveniently may be, that so he 
may be admitted to the Holy Communic'n," while the Order 
of Confirmation (page 276) concludes with the direction 
that the persons confirmed shall be earnestly moved "to 
come without delay to the Lord's Supper." 

All this, I am sure, we churchmen one and all steadfastly 
believe, yet what would a stranger to our histcry, our 
claims, and our professions think when he read the adver- 
tisements of our services in the newspapers, or the reports 
of them in the journals published in every diocese? While 
there is a decided improvement in this respect in the last 
generation, it is only too painfully evident that we are con- 
tent to embrace and hold fast to an inconsistency of the 
greatest magnitude. Here is a table of services actually 
held during the year 1923 in a certain church with nearly 
1,000 communicants, having a rector and two assistant 
clergy to minister to its spiritual needs: Morning and Even- 
ing Prayer, 176 times; Litany 20 times; Holy Cc'mmunion 
60 times. (It was not stated in the report that 42 of these 
celebrations of Holy Communion were held early, with few 
communicants in attendance, while the 12 late celebra- 
tions on S'undays were tacked on after an elaborate ren- 
dition of Morning Prayer, with much fine music, and that 
on every such occasion at least three-fo'urths of the congre- 
gation retired before the Communion was administered. 
In this same parish, with its hundreds of communicants, 
and with three priests ordained to minister to the sick 
and affiicted, there were only 12 private celebrations re- 
ported in a whole year. 

In a smaller parish in the same diocese, reporting 150 
communicants there were only 12 celebrations of the Holy 
Communion during the year, with no private communions 
reported. In this Church there had been no less than 250 
other services. It would be tediclis to enumerate the many 
other similar instances in the same diocesan journal. 

These, it may be said, are exaggerated cases. Even so, 
but must not all of us acknowledge the same species of 
neglect, in varying degrees of culpability, of what we pro- 
fess to be "ordained of Christ himself", and "generally 
necessary to salvation"? W. O. C. 

In a recent article in the American Church Monthly, a 
writer who is an English professor called attention to the 
carelessness and lack cf reverence which marked so many 
of the Cathedrals and Parish Churches in England, a cen- 
tury ago. This condition was also characteristic of our own 
colonial churches, under the Georges, and sometimes lona 
afterward. At the East end of the Church was a small 
table covered with a blue or red cloth, generally moth- 
eaten. It served as the altar. The chief ornament of the 
Church was the mcnstrous three-decker pulpit. The top- 
most tier was used for preaching, the reader of the service 
sat below this, and below him was the parish clerk who 
made all the responses. The floor was filled with square 
pews with locked doors, which were private property. As 
a rule the church was in decay. The village band led the 
music, or there was a barrel organ, playing four or Ave 
tunes. The parson changed his surplice for a black gown 
before the sermon, and wore black kid gloves while in the 
pulpit. The conduct of the service was slovenly every- 




Rt. Rev. Father in God: 

We respectfully report that the year 1923 has been one 
oi many blessings and privileges and has shown steady 

Perhaps the outstanding feature of the year was our 
Annual Meeting when we had the privilege of co-operating 
with the leaders of the Training Institute. The benefits 
were many and we feel that not the least of these was the 
opportunity to' see the Young People's Service League in 
action. Realizing that these younger ones will shortly 
tiike our places in the work of the Diocese we are grateful 
for this development which has given us new faith ant 
greuter courage- 

Our Annual Meeting was among our best, having Miss 
Grace Lindley to address us and inspire us. Mrs. Kdward 
Warner brought us a message which encouraged our work 
with the Daughters c'f our King and under our diocesan 
leader Mrs. John B. Gibble that part of our work is going 
forward even if chapters are forming slowly. 

The educational work has been satisfactory. Weekly read- 
ings of Church papers has increased the attendance. These 
readings included the- Spirit of Missions, Mission Herald, 
Living Church, Southern Churchman, New York Church- 
man, the Program and the Church at Work. The study 
classes and discussion grc'ups used the Program, The World 
my Neighbor, The Task of the Church, Social Opportunities 
of the Churchman, Christian Stewardship, Fosdick's Mean- 
ing of Service, A Century of Endeavor, How shall we know 
the Way and tne Bible. We feel that the educational Work 
was greatly inspired and helped by the Training School 
I'.eld in Wilmington, last May. 

The Girl's Friendly Society lost its faithful leader, Miss 
Rosa Dail, as she was ccmpelled to seek health in another 
climate. The report for the year shows four branches, 
Hope Mills, New Bern, and two in Wilmington, with fifty 
members, twenty-six candidates, seven probationers, six- 
teen working associates, twelve honorary associates and 
nine married branch helpers. Thirty dollars and twenty- 
five cents was given to the Diocese and ninety-three dollars 
and fifty cents to fo'reign missions.. The Holiday House at 
Wrightsville Beach had a very successful season of two 

We report for the Church School Service League includ- 
ing the Little Helpers Department and the Young People's 
Service League that the work has not increased as we had 
hoped and the reason still seems to be lack of adult leaders. 
The Little Helpers Department especially seems to be car- 
ried on in very few parishes there being only branches 

repc'rted for 1923. There seems to be much interest now 
in the Young People's Service League. The value of the 
training school held at the time of the Council last year 
was very great. There were 82 people who registered as 
attending meetings. Under the enthusiastic leadership of 
the Rev. Gordon Reese, most of them felt before the five 
days were over that to belong to the Young PeCples Service 
League was one of the best and most worth while things 
possible for them to do. He inspired many of them to go 
home and start Leagues at once. Summer coming on chill- 
ed the ardcT of some yet there are seven enthusiastic 
branches reported. We have great hopes for the Ynir.g 
Peoples g'ervice League in the Diocese but the men and 
women of the Church must help and encourage it. We 
should have by all means a Diocesan meeting for them 
before very long and if we can only send some of them to 
Summer Conferences we feel that the diocese will be amply 

Reports have been received from 15 Church School Ser- 
vice League showing that they have been working in the 
Five Fields of Service. They have done the usual work 
in the parish and community such as giving Christmas 

trees and gifts, baskets andt stockings, entertainments, 
caring for and repairing Church property, flower beds, 
choir work, etc. Their work in the Nation has consisted 
largely in the box work. These boxes have been sent to 
Nebraska, Arkansas, South Dakota, Seamen's Institute, and 
many to the Thompson Orphanage. Money, rice and can- 
dles have been sent to the sufferers in Japan. 

The Birthday Thank Offering taken on last Whitsunday 
amounts to' $205.50 from 21 Church schools. The offering 
during this triennium is for Bishop Overs in Liberia. 

The Executive Secretary of the Church School Service 
League attended two of the District meetings, the Council 
and training scnool in Wilmington last May and has vis- 
ited twenty parishes and missions remaining in some of 
them for three days having meetings with the children 
as well as with the teachers and leaders.. In several places 
she met with the Woman's Auxiliary discussing their work 
for the year and explaining the different objects c'f their 
assigned worK. 

For the Church Periodical Club we report eight parish 
I'brarians sending eighty-four periodicals from fifty-eight 
donors, Christmas and Easter cards numbering two hun- 
dred and sixty-five with eighteen picture cards and calen- 
dars were sent tc shut-ins and others. The demand for 
Church papers is not met by the supply. The women of 
Ihe diocese were asked to give thirty-three dollars towards 
the library at S'ewanee, only part of- which has been paid. 
'.'he Young People responded quickly to the call for maga- 
2.ines, many giving subscriptions. 

Ihe United Thank Offering has more contributors, but 
we have not yet obtained our goal, an offering from every 
■'vc'man. For 1923 the sum of one thousand two hundred 
and thirteen dollars and forty-five cents was reported. Our 
faithful treasurer, Mrs. Woolvin, has been ill, but her 
work has been kept in such good condition that there has 
been no break. 

Too much praise cannot be given our Convocational Aux- 
iliary and Parochial presidents, Mrs Richard Williams and 
Mrs. S. P. Adams. They have administered the regular 
wc'rk with efficient faithfulness, and they deserve especial 
mention for the intensive work of the fall in the discharge 
of duties during the District meetings.. These meetings 
brought smaller groups of women closer together where 
the work was studied and discussed and we feel grateful 
for the privilege of such meetings., 

The Convocation of Edenton had its regular meeting at 
women which was well attended and inspiring, but the 
Convocation of Wilmington had no such meeting. As we 
held such women's meetings only on the call of the Dean 
of the Convc'cation we could do nothing in the Convoca- 
tic:n of Wilmington last year. 

In the Convocation of Edenton the Auxiliary giving the 
largest amount was St. Paul's Edenton, next St. Peter's, 
Washington, third St. David's Creswell. The largest 
amount contributed by an auxiliary and Parochial Society 
was 'Emmanuel, Farmville, second S't. James, Belhaven. 
The largest amount by a guild was St. Paul's, Greenville. 

In the Ccnvocation of Wilmington, the Auxiliary giving 
the largest amount was Section A. of St. James, Wilming- 
ton, second largest St. Mary's, Kinston. The Guild contrib- 
uting the largest amount was St.. Mary's, S't. James, Wil- 
mington, followed by St. Agnes Guild, St. James, Wilming- 

The parishes deserving mention on our Honor Roll for 
making full payment c'f pledges are the following: In the 
Convocation of Edenton, Aurora, Ayden, Bath, Belhaven, 
Columbia, Creswell, Elizabeth City, Edenton, Farmville, 
Gatesville, Grifton, Greenville, Hertford, Hamilton, 
Lake Landing, Yeatesville (Pinetown), Plymouth, Wash- 
ington, Williamstcn, Woodville, Winterville, WindsCr. 
In the Convocation of Wilmington, Clinton, Fayette- 
ville, Goldsboro, Kinston, Maxton, Christ Church and 
All Saints, New Bern; Oriental, Red Springs, Snow Hill, 



i -.- 

Southport, Vanceboro; Ascension, Good Shepherd, St. James 
S'L. John's, St. John's Mission, and St. Paul's, Wilmingto'n. 

Tiie Guild of St, Barnabas for Nurses has an active guild 
in Wilmington and the diocesan secretary, Mrs. Darst, has 
asked for formation of guilds in every parish where there 
is an accredited hospital. As this work is introduced or 
organized in a parish by the rector and our secretary has 
m.ade her appeals to' them we are patiently awaiting such 
leadership to increase that part of our work. 

In our supply department the personal and Christmas 
boxes were sent as directed by headquarters and many in- 
dividual boxes Y/ere sent to other points, including the 
Thompson Orphanage and our boys at Oteen. 

At the Provincial Auxiliary Meeting in Chattanooga in 
Octc'ber, Mrs., S'. P. Adams, Mrs. Joseph N. Bynum, Mrs. 
James F. Woolvin, and Mrs. Alfred M. Waddell represented 
as, with Mrs. Woolvin serving on the program, and Mrs. 
Waddell conducting a conference on the Church Periodical 

The Summer Conference at Sewanee was attended by 
Miss Mary Wc'olvin, Miss Margaret A. Williams, Mrs. W. 
E. Williams, Miss Katie Clemmons, Mrs. J. P. Jackson. 

In figures the Church School Service League work, as 
well MS we can (ell from the reports that have come in, 
amounts to: Money given: . . . . ; Box valuation: ....; 
Little Helpers : . . . . ; Total .... 

Our President and two Vice-Presidents being members 
of the Bishop and Executive Council have attended the 
sessions c'f that body, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Staton being 
absent at one meeting. 

The treasurer reports all pledges overpaid. Our financial 
statement as made from the reports sent in by the parishes 

and missions has been divided into the five fields of ser- 
vice, parish, community, diocese, nation, world and is as 

Parish $8,693.90 

Community 988.27 

Diocese 3,937 . 05 

Nation 1,518 . 06 

W&Tld 2,057.84 

Boxes 2,113.80 

Grand total for women $19,308.92 

We have tried to advance the work by Parish visits, cor- 
respondence, sending of leaflets and district meetings. 
With the completion of many hard surfaced roads and 
the elimination of distances we can meet oftener and feel 
tijat frequent meetings will greatly help our work and keep 
up the interest and enthusiasm.. Having o'ur Annual meet- 
ing early in the year gives greater opportunity to use the 
irspiration gained at such a meeting and we feel assured 
that 1924 will be productive of greater work and advance 
the cause for which we labor. Respectfully submitted, 

President Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society. 

An American Admiral, hitherto of the Yangtse Patrol 
Force, retiring Force, retiring from' the Asiatic Fleet, writes 
to the Bishop of Anking, "One thing I shall take home with 
me, the firm conviction that only Christianity and education 
v/ill change the mentality of the Chinese. That I will 

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(By C. W. McDEVITT.) 

The Rev. Dr. John E. Hartley, the new rector of St. 
Mary's Church here, is proving popular. D'r. Hartley is 
drawing large congregations. He is an energetic clergyman. 
Also he is one of the most scholarly men here. Dr. Hart- 
ley is widely known. He has preached at many points. 
Just now he is giving a series of sermon-lectures on John 
Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress." These addresses feature 
the Sunday evening services at St. Mary's. The series is 
net new but is original v/ith Dr. Hartley. He has been 
urged to publish the lectures, and it is understood this 
may be done in connection with the coming 300th anniver- 
sary of Bunyan. The author was a wandering tinker, and 
the son of a tinker. He served in the Parliamentary armies 
and later became a Non-conformist preacher in England. 
He was imprisoned. During the 12 years he was in jail 
he wrote "Pilgrims Progress," one of the most widely read 
books in the language. 

Mrs. Hartley and Miss Hartley, the rector's wife and 
daughter, are reputed to be enthusiastic Sunday school 
workers. They are women of exceptional culture, and are 
making numerous friends here. On a recent night the 
Hartley family, including a son of Dr., and Mrs. Hartley, 
were tendered a reception at the Kinoca club. In the 
receiving line with them were prominent Episcopalians and 
the pastors of a number of other churches. Even the He- 
brew congregation was represented, to show the friendli- 
ness that marks local religious relations. Joseph Hirsh- 
field, national Zionist committeeman, had a place in the 
line. Hundreds called to meet the new parish house family 

The church school of St. Mary's has taken on new life 
Unusual pep has been manifested by the classes in recent 
weeks. Reorganization of classes has been effected and 
other improvements have been brought about. George Ver- 
non Cowper and Dr. Hartley will deliver series of addresses 
to the men's Bible class during the spring. 

George E. Haskitt, the to whom St. Mary's has 
looked for many things when the word was passed to "let 
George do it," is taking a leading part in Boy S'cout activ- 
ities here. He is the head of an enthusiastic unit. He has 
long been noted for his interest In the .luveniles of the 
parish. Alfred Cheney, of St. Mary's, is scout commissioner 
for Tuscarora Council, whose territory embraces five coun- 



(By the REV. .T. W. HEYES.,) 
St. George's Parish, Hyde County, has begun work on 
their new rectory. At this writing the foundation of red 
brick has been laid and the sills were in place on Sunday. 
The rectory will be a substantial and modern building when" 
completed. There will be eight rooms in all, a spacious 
front porch and the lines of the roof will be proportioned 
by two dormer windows. It will be furnished with electric 
lights and a complete water system including a bathroom 
and other modern conveniences. In fact it will be one of 
the very few modern country homes in the whole county, 
and the best clergyman's home in the county. The rectory 
will be situated between the Methodist and Episcopal 
churches and will be shielded from the sun in summer and 
the winds in winter by tall southern pines which surround 
it. The Delco plant will be large enough to light St. 
George's Church, and overtures are now being made by the 

Methodists to have a plant large enough to light their. 

The parish Guild and the Woman's Auxiliary of St. 
George's have purchased a memorial window in memory 
of the late Bishop Strange, and have asked Mrs. S'taton to 
unveil the window as soon as the roads are fit for auto- 
mobile travel, which will be toward the latter part of April. 
The window will not be installed until that date. 


On January 2.3rd, 1924, Mr. F. L. W. Cohoon, of Colum- 
bia, N. C, died in the Garfield Hospital, Washington, D., C, 
after a brief illness. The funeral was held in St. Andrew's, 
Columbia, on the afternoon of the 25th. The Rector, the 
Rev. C. E. Williams, was assisted by the Rev. Theodore Par- 
trick, Jr., a former Rector, and by the Rev. Mr. Lupton, 
Methodist Minister. Mr. Cohoon is survived by his wife, 
two daughters and two sons.. 

Mr. Cohoon was long prominent in every phase of life 
in Tyrrell County, serving his county as representative in 
the State Legislature, as sheriff and school committeeman. 
He was for many years a vestryman of S't. Andrews, and 
for several years previous to his death S'enior Warden. 
He was also active in the Sunday school. 

The deceased was a good Churchman, devoted husband 
and father, trusted friend and respected citizen. T. P. Jr. 


On Christmas night there was held a most enjoyable 
Christmas entertainment at Christ Church Mission, East 
Kinston, under -he general supervision of Messrs. J. M. Lord 
and J. C. Hay and .their staff of workers. There were a 
raimber of well presented pantomines, solos, recitations, etc.. 
by the young people of the church and Sunday school. 
Before the curtain went up there was a brief address de- 
livered by the Rev. .John Hartley, Rector of St. Mary's. 
Kinston, and at the close of the program Dr., Hartley gave 
the benediction. 

The work in Christ Church Mission has been fortunate 
in recent months in having Mr. J. M. Lord, a layman of 
Wilmington, in active charge. Working with Mr. J. C. Hay, 
a faithful layman of Kinston, and others, Mr. Lord has 
caused the work to greatly expand in usefulness. 



The four "Banner'' parishes and missions in meeting 
their quotas for the Church's Program are St. .Joseph's, 
Fayetteville; St. Cyprian's. New Bern; St. Andrews', Green- 
ville, and St. Andrews', Goldsboro. All of these have paid 
their pledges in full and have cheerfully accepted their 
opportunity for as good or better service in 1924. 

Hearty, cheerful and edifying Christmas services are re- 
ported from nearly every station in the Convocation and 
there seems to be new awakening in most places.. 

That portion of the Bishop's Convention address per- 
taining to "The Coloured Work" has caused some deep 
heart searching and prayerful meditation on the part of 
some (and possibly all) of the Clergy. We are strongly of 
the opinion that there is an imperative need of a frank and 
open expression of all who are interested in this particular 
work in a specially appointed conference. 

There are seveial pertinent features which can be reme- 
died in no other way. However our visits to other Dioceses 
in the Province of Sewanee compels us to note that the 
Convocation of Coloured Church Workers of East Carolina 
is not very far from the front rank among them. 






The first activity of tlie new year at the Good Shepherd 
was a young people's party on January 4th, sponsored by 
the Young People's Service League. Invitations were mail- 
ed to all of the yc'ung people in the parish, and several out- 
side friends.. In spite of inclement weather, a good many 
came. A splendid spirit of fellowship prevailed. Games 
were played and refreshments served. 

Although recently organized, and few in number, we 
realize that theie is definite work for the young people 
to do. Recently the boys have been scraping and revar- 
nishing a table for the young men's Bible class, and the 
young girls have been making towels fc'r the parish pantry. 

S'ome of our plans for the future are to present a play 
anc) to make our meeting room cosier and more attractive, 
for which purpose we are taking Larkin orders at present. 
We have offered our services to the Bishop. RectcT and the 
Wtijian's Auxiliary. 

That beautiful and impressive service, the Feast of Lights, 
was held at the Good Shepherd on Epiphany evening. This 
has been an annual service with us for a number of years, 
and is always well attended. The procession led by three 
wise men, and followed by the choir and Rector, proceeded 
from the vestry roc'm down the side aisle, and up the middle 
aisle, the Church being darkened except for a brightly 
lighted star over the chancel, and one great candle burning 
on the altar. The wise men took their places at the altar 
rail, and offered their gifts in song. The light was then 
given by the Rector to the wise men, and they in turn 
liehted the candles of all the people. 

The parish of the Good Shepherd had a get together 
meeting on the evening of January 16th, and nctwithstand- 
mg the bad weather there were a good number present 
in the parish house. Reports were made by the organiza- 
tions of the parish, and encouraged every one. The Rector 
expressed a desire to have this affair an annual one.. Re- 
freshments were served after the meeting. 



(Greenville Refiector.) 

On Sunday, February 3rd, Bishop Darst was heard by 
large and interesting congregations at S't. Paul's Church, 
both morning and evening. 

Taking as his mc'rning text the 27th verse of the 12th 
chapter of Hebrews, the Bishop preached an eloquent ser- 
mon on "the things that are shaken" and contrasted them 
with the things that remain. Among these are the Churcls 
of the Living God; the Word of God; and the ever-living 
Son of God. Dr. Darst's description of world unrest and 
misery will not be fc'rgotten easily by any who heard him; 
and his stand on the fundamental truths of the church was 
a magnificent arraignment of the position taken by the so- 
called Modernists. 

At this service, the new Rector, the Rev. James E. W. 
Cook, was instituted into his office according to the ancient 
forms of the Episcopal church. The presentation c'f the 
keys was made on behalf of the Vestry by W. H. Dail and 
Senior Warden Harry Boyd; and the Bishop presented 
the Bible and books for the guidance of the Rector. Mr. 
Cook then celebrated the Holy Communion of which a large 
number partoc'k. 

lu the evening Bishop Darst took as his text, Revelations 

3:8, "Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no 
man can shut it." 

Requesting the audience to rise, the Bishop amid pro- 
found silence and intense interest paid a loving tribute to 
the late President Wilson and offered a touching prayer 
fc'r his widow and family. 

At its close nine candidates received the S'acrament ol 
Confirmation by the laying on of the Bishop's hands and 

The sermon was a masterpiece of eloquence and power. 

Taken altogether, Sunday was a red-letter day for the 
people of St. Paul's. 




All the clergy and delegates to the 1924 Convention were 
wonderfully impressed with the thcrough going churchliness 
of the Rector and congregation of St. Cyprian's Church. 
At the Wednesday night service the congregation was large 
and appreciative. This is one of the best organized parish- 
es in the S'outh and they respc'nd to the leadership of Rev. 
R. I.. Johnson, their Rector, in a way that should be an 
example to any parish. We should like to have fourteen 
parishes and missions in East Carolina like this. 

Dr. F. W. Avant, for nearly three years has been the 
main stay of the Brooklyn Mission. He devotes all his 
Sunday afternoon to "the Brooklyn children" and a good 
prrtion of his time during the week to athletics with the 
boys. The Doctor to begin with is a thorough Christian 
gentleman and has special talents as a Church worker. He 
is unconsciously building for himself a monument in the 
lives of those to whom he ministers.. 

Mr. John Lipscomb, of Ayden, N. C, is to be commended 
for his persistent and patient labors in establishing St. 
Thomas, Ayden., He has been the principal factor in se- 
curing a splendid plot of ground upon which to build a 
church and is now working with all his might to se- 
cure funds for building a church. If it can be dene Lips- 
comb will be a big helper in doing it. 


For nearly four years the Rev. E. S. Willett has been 
(in addition to his work as Rector of St. Mark's Church) 
doing what he could in extending the Church to some 
greatly neglected people in that part of Wilmington known 
as Brooklyn and in a country community near McCumbers 

At present there are two well organized Sunday schools 
with nine teachers and one every day school with two teach- 
ers, one matron and social worker,and one substitute teach- 
er. The average attendance a t the day school is 81 and the 
Sunday school iitendance in Brooklyn is 65, that at Mc- 
Cumber's S'tation is about forty. 

Since September 1st, 1923, our matron and social worker 
in "Brooklyn" assisted by the teachers have made over 200 
home visitations End administered to over forty cases of 
charity in material assistance. Community Parent Teach- 
ers Conferences are held regularly and noticeable improve- 
ments have been made in many homes of the neighborhood. 

We have baptized seven and had three confirmed from 
the Brooklyn school. Both schools have had very interest- 
ing Christmas festivals, and the children are thankful to 
all who contributed to their happiness. 

The Episcopalians in Wallace who were recently sought 
out and shepherded by the Rev. A. R. Parshley, who was 
then Rector of St. Paul's, Clinton, are now being served 
by Mr. Sam Woolvin, a student of the DuBose School at 
heme during vacation. 



ORPHANAGE JAN. 30, 1924. 


The annual nieeting of the Board of Managers of the 
Thompson Orphanage and Training 'Institution was held 
on January 30, 1924, at 10 o'clock in the office of the Super- 
intendent. The following members were present: Rt. Rev. 
Joseph B. Cheshire, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of North 
Carolina, Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of Diocese 
of 'East Carolina, Rt. Rev. E. A. Penick, D.D. Bishop Coad- 
jutor of North Carolina, Ven. William H. Hardin, Arch- 
deacon of Convocation o'f Charlotte, Rev. E.. A. Osborne, 
Mr J. G. Shannonhouse, Mr. T. H. Webb, Mr. W. H. Ruffin, 
Mr. F. W. Glover, Mrs. S'. Westray Battle, Mrs. S. F. Tel- 
fair. Also, there were present from the Executive Com- 
mittee Rev. George Floyd Rogers, Mrs. S'am Maxwell, and 
from the Building committee Mrs. T. C. Darst and Miss 
Emma Hall. Rev. Mr. Bowne of High Point attended the 
meeting as a guest. 

At the meeting the following were elected to the Execu- 
tive Committee: Bishop Penick, Chairman, Rev. E. A. Os- 
bc'rne. Rev. W. J. Smith, Rev. George Floyd Rogers, Rev. 
W. H. Wheeler, Messrs. J. G. Shannonhouse, F. W. Glover, 
R. H. Bouligny, W. L, Balthis, and Mrs. Sam Maxwell. Rev. 
W. H. Wheeler was re-elected Superintendent of the Or- 

Mr., F. O. Clarkson, Trustee for the endowment iiud 
permanent fund, reported that the endowment fund had 
been increased in the past year in the sum of $3,300. The 
interest on investments for 1923 totalled $4,023.94. 

The Superintendent, in his report, suggested the advan- 
tage of an "Educational Loan Fund," whereby deserving 
boys and girls might be assisted in securing a College edu- 

One hundred and twenty-four boys and girls were cared 
for during 1923 by the institution. Of this number forty- 
eight were Episcopalians, thirty were Baptists, twelve 
Methodists, three Presbyterians, one Roman Catholic, and 
the remainder undesignated. 

The close of the thirty-seventh year of the Thompson 
Orphanage was marked by the opening of the Sadie Tucker 
Williamson Inhrmary. Not only did Mr. Williamsc'n gener- 
ously supplement the original bequest to erect the building, 
but also he paid for the equipment necessary for the oper 
ating room, diet kitchen, nurse's bed room, and the oftice. 

The large dc'rmitory on the first floor of the Infirmary 
has been furnished in memory of Lemuel Neely Bingham, 
by his sisters Mrs. R. B. Owens of Charlotte, and Miss 
Bingham, of Salisbury. The large dormitory on the floor 
above has been furnished by the Church School of the 
Church of the Holy Comforter, Charlotte. The Baby Ward 
has been beautifully equipped by the Junior Hcspital Guild. 
A memorial bed has been presented by Mrs. Bynum, of Ra- 
leigh, and Dr. Baxter Moore has presented several hand- 
some chairs and other articles of furniture. 

The Superintendent presented to the Board of Managers 
a budget of needs which included a central laundry plant, 
two modern and home-like cottages to replace old Thomp- 
son Hall, an Administaticn Building to contain an assembly 
hall and gymnasium, library and reading room, kinder- 
garten room, scout rooms, sewing room, and office; a brick 
cottage to replace the old wooden building known as Bron- 
Eon Hall; a central heating plant; and, lastly, improved 
reads and walks, and an item for beautifying the grounds. 
The proposed plans for permanent improvement were heart- 
ily endorsed by the Board and a resolution passed empower- 
ing the Executive Committee to proceed with plans looking 
to the accomplishment of the building program., 

The report of the Treasurer o'f the current fund showed 
the bank balance as of January 1, 1924, to be $8,846.17. 

In addition there was carried over from 1923 one cerlih- 
cate of deposit to the amount of $1,000. The balance on 
hand at this time is large as it includes the Thanksgiving 
ynd Christmas contributions, which must finance the Or- 
phanage through the ensuing months when the receipts are 
very small. 

'j'he 1923 net receipts were $33,125.71 

The 1923 net expenditures were 32,722.78 

Showing a net gain of receipts over expenditures 

of $ 402.93 

Mr. Thornton, who operates the farm, presented a splen- 
did report, showing an increase in the productivity of the 
farm in many ways. Eleven thousand two hundred ana 
sixty-four gallons of milk were consumed by the chiidraa in 
ihe past year as con pared with ten thousand gailoiis last 
year. 475 busheis oi corn were raised as compartd with 
420 bushels during j.j'. 2 Forty tons of hay were gaiLereu 
which more than filled our barn. The receipts from the 
farm exceeded the expi^iiditures by nearly $4,000. 

Commenting upon the work of the recreational director 
during the past year, ;\Ir. Wheeler reported that under the 
leadership of Miss Ellen Lay, the children had enjcyed 
a number of field meets and tournaments. Two athletic 
teams were organized and a tennis court built. Largely 
through the efforts of Miss Lay, practically all the boys 
and girls got away for a week or two at Camp this past 
summer. The resignatio'n of Miss Lay at the expiration of 
her years work was accepted with keen regret. The Or- 
phanage, however, has been very fortunate in securing the 
services o'f Mr. David Yates of Charlotte as recreational 
director and assistant to the superintendent. 

A delightful luncheon was served to the Board of Man- 
agers by the Church Service League of St. Peter's Church 
under the direction of Mrs. H. A. London and Mrs. Joseph 
B. Hull. 



S'ince December 1st when Rev. J. E. W. Cook came as our 
Rector, the Church under his strong and spiritual le;> 
ship has taken on new life. The full congregations 
attend, enjoy and feel uplifted by Ihe splendid sermons Mi. 
Cook delivers each Sunday morning and evening. He and 
his family are deeply interested in all the activities of the 
parish. Not only have they become one of us, but have also 
endeared themselves to the people of the town as a whole. 

On Sunday evening, January SOth the beautiful pageant 
"The Awaiting World" was ,'ivoa in the Church, under the 
direction o'f Mrs. Cook and her two daughters. All who 
assisted in this pageant rendered their parts well. It was 
very impressive, and the message it conveyed, touched the 
hearts of all present. At the first meeting of the New Year 
all the Parochial Societies had election of officers, and 
from the personnel of the newly elected officers, each So- 
ciety will doubtless accomplish good work during the year. 

The Altar Guild recently had two cake sales fro'm which 
they realized a neat little sum. 

A large crowd went from our Parish to the District Get- 
to-Gether meeting held in Ayden, January 8th. It was one 
of the most enthusiastic and helpful meetings that has been 
held in this District. 

Our Parish was splendidly represented by the delegates 
who attended the Council held in New Bern last week. 

We are all looking forward with much pleasure to the 
visit of the Bishop February 3fd. A reception will be given 
him at the Rectory by Mr. and Mrs. Cock on Saturday even- 
ing February 2nd, to which not only the congregation but 
friends of the sister churches are invited. 





In the year 1900 January 1st, Mr. J. W. Quinerly and 
family rqoved to Ayden. Mrs. Quinerly's membership was 
S't. John's, Pitt County. Rev. J. H. Griffith was rector at 
that time. 

Mr, Council Dawson and family lived about four miles 
from Ayden and their membership was St. John's also. Mr. 
Dawson was very ill and Mr. Griffith frequently visited 
him and from here came to Ayden to visit the Quinerly 
family. Mr. Griffith was an enthusiastic worker and began 
to talk about building a church at Ayden. He talked it over 
with the Dawson family and Bishop Watson, and we soon 
began soliciting funds for this purpose. 

Mr. H. G. Burton, Mrs. Walter Ewell and Mrs. J., W. Quin- 
eily were me only conhrmed mem^jers living in Ayden. 
Mrs. Quinerly canvassed the town soliciting funds, also' 
wrote letters to business firms, from whom her husband 
bought goods, to carry on a prosperous mercantile business. 
Quite a few responded to the appeals and the beautiful 
Prayer Desk in St. James Church was made and given by 
the Mebane Furniture Co. Mr, Griffith gave them instruc- 
tions as to how it shculd be made. The saintly mother of 
Mrs Dawson gave the shingles for the roof. I am not sur«^ 
but I think she gave the brick for the foundation, Mrs. 
Polly Smith's daughters at Winterville helped also, as they 
were to bring their membership from St. Johns and unite 
with the Ayden church. 

The church building fund furnished the money needed 
to complete the church. 

In the summer ol 1900 the Church was organized on the 
back porch of the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Quinerly. 
When the weather got too cold for a porch Sunday School 
we held our services and Sunday School in the Maso'nic hall 
over one of the stores, Mr. Hugh Brooks being our first 

Before the Sunday S'chool was organized the Bishop made 
us a visit and we had a Baptismal and Confirmation ser- 
vice in Mrs. J. W, Quinerly's sitting room. Mr. J. W. Quin- 
erly, Mrs. W. B. Quinerly, Mr. Hugh Brooks and Mr. 
■Walter Ewell were confirmed and an infant baptized. 

On the 18th day of November, 1901, the church was con- 
secrated by Bishop Watson. Mr. Griffith set the date for 
consecration before the building was completed consequent- 
ly the carpenters had to rush to get it ready. On account 
of this rush the plastering was a poor job, and corner stone 

The bell we are using was given by the Methodists of 
Greenville, during the time Mr. W. E, Cox was Rector of 
Greenville and Ayden. The Methodists bought a new bell 
and Mr. Cox offered to buy the old one for Ayden Church 
so they gave it to us. The Altar was given by Mrs. Dawson 
as a memo'rial to her husband. 

Mr. Griffith made a visit both soliciting funds for St. 
Mary's, Kinston, and St. James, Ayden. Needless to say 
Mr. Griffith usually got what he made up his mind to get. 
J. Pierpont Morgan gave him $500.00. I do not know how 
much Mr. Griffith used for Ayden Church. 

The lot on which the church was built is sufficiently large 
and we hope to build a Rectory in the near future. 

Within the past few years we have put in new electric 
fixtures, bought a new c'rgan, new Prayer Books and Hym- 
nals, painted the church inside and out and sold Christmas, 
cards last year and bought a Bishop's chair and Rector's 

Several families have moved to Ayden bringing their 
membership from St. John's during the past three years. 


Chaplain's Office, Oteen, N. C. 
Mrs. J. G. Staton, Williamston, N. C. 

My dear Mrs. Staton: The Woman's Auxiliary responded 
so wonderfully tc Mrs. Pickett's appeal at Christmas, in 
behalf of the boys at Oteen, that while I have tried to thank 
eacn branch I fear some may have been overlooked, so E''ain- 
er Lobdell wishes me to write the Diocesan Presidents and 
express his thanks, and those of the boys, for the many 
lovely presents so generously sent to brighten their Christ- 
mas and ask you please, when writing your branches to 
express thanks. To know the members of their Church 
were interested and trying to help them, really made a very 
deep impression. 1 am sure the ladies would feel repaid 
lor their elforts. Very gratefully, 



Not often do epoch-making events come in pairs, as they 
did m japan in jjecemoer, wnen on the 7th Bishop Motoda 
was consecrated in the little Church of St. Timothy, Tokyo, 
the only one of our church buildings surviving, and on the 
lltii Bishop Naide's consecration took place in Christ 
Cnurch, Osaka. 

In the Oriental setting of a Japanese city, while motor 
cars and rickshas mingled outside, picturesque throngs of 
men and women crowded the two churches on the two great 
occasions, and before representatives of the English, Cana- 
dian, Chinese, Russian, Greek and American Churches, the 
two Japanese were consecrated by Bishop McKim, Bishop 
Heaslett and Bishc'p Lea. Indescribable emotions must 
have been felt, especially in Tokyo where despite earth- 
quake and fire, poverty and death, the Church moves slowly 
but steadily onward. 

The two services were in Japanese, except Bishop Gailor's 
sermons, which were interpreted. Bishop Naide's robes 
were those which the first Bishop of Japan, Channing Moore 
Williams, when he resigned in 1889 laid aside with direc- 
tions that they were to he kept for the use of the first 
native bishop of Osaka. 

The Governor of the Prefectoure of Osaka, the Mayor 
of the city and other distinguished guests were among the 
five hundred who attended a dinner at noon following the 
service in Osaka. 


Our Presiding Bishop has sent, through the Spirit of 
Missions for January, a request to every Church School, 
in the form of a little pre-Lenten meditation, appealing to 
the children to do their utmost always, and especially 
through the coming Lent, to spread the blessings of the 
Church throughout the world, and asking all the schools 
to write him a little note expressing their intention of 
doing this. We wish the post office in Dallas might be 
temporarily crowded with somewhere between eight and 
nine thousand cheery and affectionate assurances and greet- 
ings to the Bishop. 

A retreat for clergy and laymen is to precede the Kansas 
diocesan convention Ihis year. 


Bishop Burleson of South Dakota, speaking in All Saints 
Church, Palo Alto (the seat of Stanford University), had 
an object lesson in the congregation before him as he em- 
phasized the value of the Church's work among the In- 
dians. The physical director of Stanford University is an 
Oneida Indian, whom the Bishop had known in his boy- 
hood and who received his first education in our mission 
school. His wife is a Sioux Indian from the Sisseton Reser- 
vation in South Dakota. 

THE Missioisr hi;rald. 





Goldsboro, St. Stephen's $110. OU 

Plymouth, Grace Church :>] . 7 6 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 1.')! . 12 

Roper, St. Luke's 42 . OU 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 45.02 

Rowland, Mission 7.50 

Edenton, St. John's 5.00 

Gatesville, S't. Mary's 30 6t) 

Kinston, St. Mary's 99 . 50 

Bonnerton, St. John's 9 . 01 

Wilmington, St. John's 159 . 75 

Ayden, St. James S . 50 

Lake Landing, St. George's 15.97 

S'unbury, St. Peter's IJ-O 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church ISl 43 

WoG'dville, Grace Church 69 . 58 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 3.30 

Trenton, Grace Church 11.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 93.80 

Beaufort, St. Paul's School 20.12 

Belhaven, St. Paul's School 15.00 

Lake Landing, W. A.,, St. George's 10.00 

A Friend, East Carolina 25 . 00 

Wilmington, Mr. and Mrs. David H. Scott 25.00 

Farmville, W., A 10.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's Sunday School 15.00 

Washington, W. A., Zion Church 3.00 

Grifton, St. Mark's Sunday Schc'ol '. 3.60 

Wilmington, Mrs. and Miss Fechtig 10.00 

Greenville, F. H. VonEberstein 2.50 

Roper, St. Luke's C. S. S. L 3.00 

Wilmington, a friend 30.00 

tEdenton, Mrs. J. D.. Traylor 6 . 09 

Wilmington, Miss Harlow 5.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas' S. S 5 . 00 

Washington, Mrs. J. H. Small 5.00 

Wilmington, St. John's 5.00 

Murf reesboro, St. Barnabas 30.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's 2.74- 

Williamston, Advent 22 . 60 

Edenton, St. Paul's 449 . 75 

Greenville, St. Paul's 30 . 00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 10 . 56 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd 14 . 10 

Woodville, Grace Church 5 . 00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 1.50 

Washington, St. Peter's , 266 . 24 

Jessarua, Zion 12 . 50 

Wilmington, St. James' 687 .95 

Creswell, St. David 16 . 12 

Maxton, St. Matthew's . ., 12.40 

Windsor, St. Thomas' 26.40 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 4 . 00 

Belhaven, St. James' 3 . 00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 2 . 00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 7. 00 

Elizabeth City, C. H. Robinson 50.00 

Williamston, Mrs. S. Biggs 1 . 00 

Wilmington, Ray Smith 5 . 00 

Wilmington, Miss Harlow 2.00 

Burgaw, St. Mary's 4 . 72 

East Carolina W. A 390.50 

Contributicns in kind received from East Carolina from 
December 10 to January 10., 

Kinston, St. Mary's — Box of clothing. 

Washington, St. Peter's— Barrels and boxes of canned 

Elizabeth City, Mrs. T. S. Harvey— Overcoat and towels. 

Avoca, Sue Martin and George Capehart — Box of books. 
Aurora, S. S. Hc'ly Cross — Box toys and provisions. 
Lake Waccamav/, W. A. — Box of outing gowns., 
Aurora, W. A. — Box of clothing. 


This is the record fc'r 1923 as shown in the reports pre- 
sented at the Annual Meeting of the American Chur<-h 
Building Fund Commission. To forty-three Dioceses and 
Districts Loans amounting to $162,300, Gifts amounting to 
$162,300, Gifts amounting to $29,975, and Grants amounting 
to $3,700, were paid out by the Commission, which stands 
ready to pay further promised Lonns of $90,100, Gifts of 
$13,100 and Grants of $7,500, whenever covering papers are 

The Permanent Fund has been increased during the year 
by $27,864.85, of which $25,000 was the gift of an individual 
for the purpose. Such an increas'e is mc'st gratifying, but 
only because it enabled the organization to handle a larger 
share of the requests for help that are presented. This is 
the basis of the desire and effort of the Trustees for the 
increase of the Permanent Fund. The Commission is func- 
tioning in one hundred per cent usefulness since its present 
resources are fully utilised. When the Church really wants- 
it to fill the larger role which her requests call fc'r, gifts of 
individuals, offerings of Parishes and Missions, and remem- 
brances in legacies will flow in to afford the necesary 
equipment. The Year Book of 1923 will set forth what 
this department of the Church at work has done, is doing, 
and yet can do to lengthen the cords and strengthen the 
stakes in the way of physical Church extensic'n. Copies of 
this booklet may be had on application to the Correspond- 
ing Secretary at 281 Fourth Avenue, New York City. 


Joseph Simmons, a 13-year-od colored boy who a few 
weeks ao surprised his church, St. Augustine's Episcopal, 
by handing in $8.05 that he had collected, Sunday, broke 
his cwn record when, at a financial effort of the Sunday 
school, he handed in $10.50 that about one week's soliciting, 
had brought into his hands. Considering that this amount 
was mostly received in small sums in that short time, he 
might be considered the prize juvenile collector in Kinston. 
This he did, too, without missing one day at schoc'l. Those 
who have come under his spell say that he is unabashed 
in his approach, no matter whether one is white or colored, 
Jew c'r Gentile, and is, furthermore, undeniable in the ear- 
nestness of his appeal, while being very respectful all the 
while. These qualities constitute the strength of his at- 
tack. — Kinston News. 

At the urgent request of Eastern Patriarchs the Episcopal 
Church is about to send a clergyman to take up his resi- 
dence in Jerusalem. The Rev. Charles Thorley Bridgeman, 
assistant-secretary of the Foreign-Born American Divisioi) 
of the National Council has been appointed to the Council 
as Chaplain in Jerusalem where he will be a professcr in 
the Seminary of the Armenian, Gregorian and Greek Ortho- 
dox Churches. He will thus be a vital factor in the develop- 
ment of leaders for the people of the Near East. He plans 
to begin his work in the spring. Provision for the new posi- 
tion is made through the Goc'd Friday Offerings. 

When Bishop Tucker, of Southern Virginia preached at 
the consecration of the Right Rev. Rcbert E. Lee Strider, 
he said that only four men — now three — remain in the 
House of Bishops who "followed the lead of that servant 
of Christ and his country, Robert E. Lee." The four were 
the Bishops of Florida, Lcs Angeles, Texas and Southern 




The Canadian Church has recorded the death of a great 
missionary, hero, John A. MacKay, Archdeacon of Indian 
Missions in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, for more than 
sixty years devoted to worlc among the Cree Indians. He 
was a native-born Canadian, a product of the work of 
the earliest missionaries along the Hudson Bay. 

Friends of Deaconess Katharine Scott, whose death oc- 
curred in China last year, are establishing a memorial 
scholarship which is to send to college in China some prom- 
ising girl from St. Hilda's, where Deaconess Scott was 
principal. (Miss A. B. Drake, 1221 Ashland Ave., Wilmette, 
111., is in charge.) 

In the 79 years of its history to date, the Church of the 
Holy Cross, Troy, N. Y., has had but two rectors; in 52 
years, but two organists, father and son ; in 61 years, but 
two sextons, also father and son. 

Friends, have given a radio set to the Rev. William A. 
Tlionicis, at Point Hope, Alaska, our most northern mission. 
The radio is to be sent on the first boat going north after 
shipping is resumed. It is expected that this will enable 
the mission to kep in daily touch with the United States 
through messages broadcast from Seattle. 

A boy who had been taken in free at the Church Farm 
School at Glen Loch, Penn., and given an industrial train- 
ing, was graduated not long ago and' having secured a po- 
sition within two days, he shortly after sent five dollars 
to the school and hopes to send more. 


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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVIll. 


No. 3 


"0 live ye by thp Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
Tile Spirit that came down on them. 
Vv'ill Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

March 23 — Third Sunday in Lent 
25 — Annunciation B. V. M 
30 — Fourth Sunday in Lent 
6 — Fifth (Passion) Sunday in Lent 
13 — Sixth (Palm) Sunday in Lent 
20 — Easter Day 



The Bishop's Letter. 

The forty-first annual Cc'unci!, so splendidly reported in 
the February issue of the Mission Herald, was a tine, help- 
ful meeting, and my only regret is that mo're of our lay 
men were not present. 

The Laymen's meeting on the first night of the Council 
was the most significant and worth while happening in 
our Diocesan lite in many years, but the pity of it is that 
so few of our laymen were there to receive the benefits 
of the meeting. 

As a result of that meeting, Mr. George B. Elliott, Chair- 
man of the Department ol Missions and Church Extension, 
has, with the api>roval of the Bishop and of the Executive 
Council, appointed a representacive man or woman in every 
parish snd mission in the Diocese to serve as a member 
of his important department. S'uch* a piau, if carried 
through according to Mr. Elliott's fine progr.uu), will mean 
much to" the forward work of the D'lccese, and will enabl:; 
every parish and mission to share in a very I'eal way in 
the missionary and Church extension work of the entire 
Diocese. It will also relieve the Executive Secretary of 
much seemingly unnecessary "follow up" work, and it will 
relieve the Bishop of the embarrassment of making ap- 
peals for the payment of the pledges when making his 
Fall visitations. 

I trust that all who have been asked to' serve on this 
important Department will respond quickly and cheerfully 
to this call to larger service. 

On the Sunday following the adjournment of Council, 
January twenty-seventh, I preached in St. John's church 
Wilmington at the morning service. 

In the evening of the same day I made an address lo 
the members of the Young People's Service League in St. 
James Parish House, Wilmingtcn. 

On Wednesday, the thirtieth, at 8:30 a. m., I made an 
address in the Chapel of the Thompson Orphanage, and 
at 10 o'clock I attended an important meeting of the Board 
of Managers of the Orphanage. It was found imperative 
that certain repairs, improvements and additio'ns to the 
Orphanage buildings he made at an early date and plans 
are now under way to raise one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dc'Uars to that end. 

I am quite sure that the many friends of the Orphanage 
in East Carolina will respond generously when this wortjiy 
appeal is presented. 

Arriving in Greenville on the afternoon of Saturday, 
February the second, I attended a very delightful recep- 
tion at the Rectory that evening, at which time I had the 
pleasure of meeting, not only my good friends of S't. Paul's 

parish, but many of the members cf the other Greenville 

On Sunday, the third, at 11 a. m., I preached, and insti- 
tuted the Rev. James B. W. Cook as Rector of St. Paul's 

At night I preached and confirmed nine persons, presented 
by Mr. Cook. 

It was indeed good to see how loyally the people of St. 
Paul's were responding to the fine leadership of their new 
Rectc'r, and I am confident that St. Paul' Chuich will con- 
tinue to go forward splendidly, and become more and moie 
a power for Christ and His kingdom, not only in the pansh, 
but in the Diocese and General Church as well. 

On Wednesday afternoon, the sixth, 1 had the blessed 
privilege of delivering one of the addresses at the greai 
Wilson Memorial service in the Academy cf Music in Wil- 

On Thursday, the seventh, I presided at a Congregational 
meeting and made an address in the Mission Church of 
the Ascension, South Wilmington. 

I have placed this work under the charge of the Rev. 
John B. Gibble, Rector of the Church of the Good Shep- 
herd, Wilmington. 

On Sunday, the 10th, in the absence of the Rector, I 
read the service and preached in St. James' Church, Wil- 

In the afternoon I made an address at the Wilson Me- 
morial service in Epworth Methodist Chure.i, Wilmington. 

On Sunday, the seventeenth, I preached in St. John's 
Church, Larchmont, New York, morning and evening. The 
Rev. F. J. H. Coffin, formerly Rector ol St. Marys Chu''ch, 
Kinston, is Rector of the impc'rtant parish in Larchmont 
and is making his life and ministry count for splendid 
things in his new and promising flel>l. 

I tc'ld Mr. Coffin's people something of the work we are 
trying to do in East Carolina, especially in connection with 
St. Paul's School, Beaufort, and I trust that some new 
friends for the school have been found. 

On Tuesday, the nineteenth, I attended a meeting of 
the Field Department at the Church Missions House in New 
York, and the following day I attended the meeting of the 
National Council and heard the reports of our representa- 
tives who have just returned frc'm Japan, it wa^ decided 
to begin a campaign to raise three million doi'aro for re- 
construction work In Japan at an early date. 

The amount is a staggering one, and the campaign -will 
test the faith and loj'alty and generosity of the Chnich 
to the utmost, but if v/e are to "carry on" in Japan and do 
cur part in winning that strni.-gic country for Christ, the 
i^ mount must he raised. 

On Sunday the twenty-fourth 7 preached and confirmed 
nine persons, pr.isented by the Rector, Rev. Alexander 
Miller, in St. Paul's Church, V/jJmington. 

On Thursday, the twenty-eighth, I preached in St. Mark's 
Church, Roxohel. 

On Friday, the twenty-ninth, I preached and confirmed 
one person, presented by the rector. Rev. George E. Man- 
son, in Grace Church, Wcc'dville. 

On Sunday, March third, at 11 a. m., I preached, con- 
firmed two persons, presented by the Rector, Rev. George 
E. Manson, and celebrated Holy Communion in St. John's 
Church, Windsor. 

In the afternoon I preached in Holy Innocents' Church, 
Avoca, and at night I preached again in St. Thomas' 
Church, WindsG'r. 

The four churches mentioned above are all In Bertie 


county, and are most acceptably served by their enthus- 
iastic and energetic rector, Mr. Manson. 

On Tuesday, the fourth, I tooli. part in the service con- 
nected with tlie lormal opening of St. James' handsome 
new Parish House, Wilmington, and dedicated same to the 
service c'l our Lord and Master Jesus Christ. 

1 am leaving tomorrow, (March seventh) for the Aurora 
field, but will tell you all about that visit next time. 

We are entering upon another Lenten season, and 1 pray 
that our people may so take advantage of its blessed privi- 
leges that it may be to us a wonderful means of grace ana 
an avenue through which we will walk into the closer 
presence of God. 

May I ask the parents. Godparents, and Sunday school 
teachers of our children to consider very prayerfully their 
duty toward God's little ones for whose spiritual healtn 
they are largely responsible, and make this Lenten season 
a time to impress upon unconfirmed children the import- 
ance and blessedness of confirming their baptismal vows 
on the next visit of the Bishc'p. 

The confirmations are not as large as they should be, 
and 1 pray that you who are responsible for the safety 
and well being of the children of the Diocese, will make 
an earnest effc'rt this Lent to assist your rector in bring- 
ing these lambs into the fold of Christ, so that they, ac- 
cepting for themselves the baptismal statement, may be- 
come in very truth, "soldiers and servants" of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 


an old man who had been sick for nearly two years with 
tuberculosis, I suppose. He was fast failing when 1 was 
here last week, so i tried to prepare him for death, and make 
iiim mc're ready to go. On my return 1 held service witti 
him and spoke with emphasis on the consolation of oui 
faith. After 1 had finished the man thanked me for what 
1 had said, and said he was very glad 1 had come. The 
end looked near, but not having any way to know, I was 
ready to leave the next morning. With the toboggan loaded^ 
and the harness stretched Cut ready for the dogs, a son ot 
the old man asked me to wait, as his father was "pretty 
strong'. Knowing what this meant, 1 went to the cabin 
and found the man dying. We made prayers, and while we 
were praying the man died. 

Lumber for the coffin had to be whip-sawed from, a log; the 
toilin was finished about night. Today the grave was dug 
and the burial held. The burying ground was on a hili 
approatxaCd by a steep trail. The snow was hard packed 
liom loijuggaus going over it often, and it was hard to climb; 
i wondered how the old women would get to the top. 
They managed it some way. 1 was behind the line as they 
went down; I feared for their safety. However, their de- 
scent was negotiated very nicely; they merely sat down 
and slid down the incline. In spite of the occasion, it was 
amusing. One can depend c'n an Indian to use common 
sense when left alone. They are foolish when attempting 
to imitate, when they do not understand. Right now the 
hostess is putting on food for our Good-night meal. Cocoa, 
strawberries (canned), and sweet crackers; for her husband 
Jonnnie Druk, (brother to our Staff Interpreter, David Wal. 
iisj, keeps a store here and is fairly prosperous. 


Julh-jeetsik, (Fish-ho'ol town, Alaska), 

15th December, 1923. 

Dear : Am off on my trip to the Black River Country, 

and this is the ninth day since leaving Ft. Yukon. Expect- 
ed to be back today; but was detained at this village on 
account of a death; the man died just as we were about to 
leave, so we remained over for the funeral; and as to'mor- 
row is Sunday, I stay another day. 

The young man who came with me (Indian) is the same, 
"Sandy Robert," who accompanied me last Fall to the Arc- 
tic Village, and last summer to Eagle. He is good com- 
pany and a very fair intei'preter. This country is familiar 
to him, as he has trapped about here from time to' time. 

I now have six dogs, and with the good trails that have 
obtained we both can ride, and we travel at the rate ot 
5 or 6 miles an hour through the day. We made one run, 
called by some 40 miles, by others 50 miles in seven and 
three quarter hours; we are the only o'nes who have made 
it in one run this Fall. 

The weather has been rather cold — from 20 degrees to 
50 degrees below zero ever since we left, but it has so 
happened that the coldest weather came when we were in 
camp, and we had the benefit of the mildest days when 
traveling; nevertheless it was rather cold for riding, so, 
usually, one of us was running to keep warm. 

As usual, I have been well received and given a goc'd 
hearing. The people feed us and my dogs, and seem desir- 
ous of having us stay longer. I spent last Sunday in this 
village, and a day and a half at the upper village,. As very 
few of the people will be down for Christmas, I celebrated 
the Holy Communion at both villages; there were two 
baptisms. These visits, if more frequent, would I believe 
do a great work. With a go'od interpreter, I could stimu- 
late and keep active their interest and use of the Church's 
teaching. These are very good people in many ways, and 
they do value the Christian Faith. 

The man of this village who died yesterday morning was 

Ft. Yukon, Alaska, Dec. 30th, 1923. 

My dear — — : Am trying to get off a number of letters, 
before the last minute comes for me to leave on my trip. 
Expect to start Wednesday, and the two days in between 
will be very, very busy. With Sunday and Christmas, and 
b'unday and New Year's coming so close together, along 
with the annual reports, and the preparations for the trail. 
1 have not been to bed before 1 a. m. for the past week. 
(But it is true that 1 sleep rather late next morning). Be- 
lieve 1 am in good shape for my Winter's trip. My health 
is first class, and after 500 miles of travel this Fall both the 
dogs and myself are inured to the trail. I have six go'od 
dogs, a good companion selected, and my sled is all right. 
Having the proper outfit is a great thing. * * * We have 
had it in the fifties during the past week, but now it is 
around ten below zero, and it feels quite warm. * * * * 

(Extract from Annual Report to Bishop Rowe.) 

"Hc'ly Baptisms — total 58. Marriages — 10. Burials — 16, 
Other services — 106. Holy Communions — 44. 

During the past year I have traveled over 2,000 miles 
with my dog team, and during the summer of 1923 I trav- 
eled over 3300 miles by water, making a total of over 5300 
miles. Well I recall your quotation of the Psalm — "The 
Lord delighteth not in any man's legs," and I make no bo'ast 
of my mileage. However, it does speak a word for the 
amount of time one must lose on the trail, and also it 
accounts for the expense I incur. ***. Even so, I have done 
about half c'f my traveling without a companion, as I could 
not afford to have one for the Spring trip." 

Tanana, January 27th, 1924. 

***This is at the close of a very busy day! there was a 
service here at the village at 10 a. m. ; another in town, at 
noon; then service in the village again at 4 p. m. ; and 
back in town at 7:30 p. m. (Indian Village: White Town). 

The running back and forth made the day go fast. The 
dogs go the three miles in 20 minutes. Tonight they brcke 
away, while another man was holding the brake, and I ran 
over two miles trying to catch up with them. An Indian 
boy who knew the team stopped them in town, and met me. 
At any rate, I reached the Church in time for the service.** 




Wilmington, N. C, February 21st, 1924. 
To the Members of the Church Sunday Schools of the Dio- 
cese c'f East Carolina: 

Your Lenten offering from the Mite Boxes has been 
very creditable to you, and has been a great help to the 
Diocese. It is your special contribution to ALL the woilv 
ci' the Church OUTSIDE of your own immediate |)arisli. 
Last year you gave $3,157.24. It was a great help in d- i.ig 
the wc'rk already underway, but much of our work w;'s 
han)pered, and luuch new work that should have beer un 
dertaken was preveuied, sy lack of further funds. 

This year we ask you to aim at a DIOCESAN GOAL of 
SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS'. We believe that if you have 
this in mind, the goal can be reached. 

In order to help you, we are suggesting for your Sunday 

School a PAROCHIAL GOAL of $, This is not 

a demand or an assessment, but is merely a definite sug- 
gestion as to' what we think your fair share will be, it 
success for the Diocese is to be attained. 

We further suggest that the PAROCHIAL GOAL be divid- 
ed up fairly in each Sunday School, so that each class will 
have its CLAS'S GOAL. This should be based on probable 
ability to pay, and not strictly in proportion to numbers. 

should be conspicuously pc'sted on Quinquagesima Sunday. 
On each Sunday thereafter, let each scholar report to his 
teacher the sum total to date in his Mite Box; each teacher 
in like manner, the class total to the Superintendent, and 
let the S'uperintendent post the grand total for the Schc'ol 
to date. "We are on the way. WATCH IT GROW." 

Each school and each class in each school that attains 
its goal, will be given a CERTIFICATE OP HONOR, signed 
by the Bishop, the Executive Secretary, and the Vice- 
Chairmnn of the Department of Religious Education. 


By order of the Department of Religious Education. 

GEORGE W. LAY. Vice-Chairman. 
Executivel Secretary of the Diocese. 



(From the Wilmington S'tar of March 6th.) 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, bishop of East Carolina, 
dedicated the beautiful new parish house just completed 
for St. James' church. Rectors and members of several 
other Episcopal churches and members of the congregations 
of other churches were present at the impressive cere- 

There was an informal reception at 7:30, when the new 
edifice was thrown open for inspection and the bishop and 
the Rev. Dr. William H. Milton headed the receiving line. 

The long program, given in the assembly hall, began 
with three tableaux, "The Church at Work." 

The first tableau represented "Mother Church" during 
the period of her early development. Mrs. Julian Morton 
represented Mother Church. 

The second tableau was "The Growth of The Church,' 
with the three branches of service, social service, religious 
education and missions. Social service was represented by 
Mrs. Harmon Rorison, religious educati'c'n by Mrs. Hugh 
Calder and missions by Miss Marjorie Willard. 

The third tableau depicted the "Practical Results" of the 
"work of the three branches of service in the church. 

Around missions, Miss Marjorip Willard, were grouped 

a Japanese, Miss Ruth Pleasants; a Chinese, Miss William- 
son, and an Indian, Miss Josey Wright. 

Near Religious Education, Mrs. Hugh Calder, stoc'd the 
clergyman with his Bible, the Rev. J. Reginald Mallett. 
And just in front of Social Service, Mrs. Harmon Rorison. 
stood a district nurse. Miss Monimia McRae, visiting the 
home of a poor mill worker, Mrs. Edward M. Hardin, whose 
child was ill, the child being Miss Lelia Woc'ten. At the 
close of the third tableau a hymn was sung by St. .James' 

Other numbers on the program were: A violin solo, Mrs. 
Joseph Mitchell, accompanied on the piano by William G. 
Robertson, organist and choir master at St. James, a lovely 
vocal sc'lo by Miss Margaret Gibbons, accompanied by Mr. 
Robertson; a quartet by Miss Mable Sears, Mrs. Joseph 
Mitchell, Frederick Willets and Wilbur Dosher, all mem- 
bers of the choir; the report of the building committee, 
by George B. Elliott ; a brief address by the rector of the 
church, the Rev. Wiuliam H. Milton; the dedication of the 
several memorial rc'oms by the bishop; a processional and 
recessional hymn by the vested choir; inspection of the 
whole building, and then refreshments were served. 



(By Miss Bessie Haydn.) 

St. James' Church. Ayden, has introduced a vested choir 
in their church services. They sang first on Sunday after- 
noon, February 24. 

Mr. H. A. White has been elected by Bishop and Execu- 
tive Council as Associate member of the Department of 
Missions and Church Extension. 

Rev. J. W. Heyes has accepted a call to Emmanuel Church 
Farmville. and S. Barnabas Church, Snow Hill, N. C. 

During the month Mr. Cook preached at the Eighth Street 
Christian Church, twice at S't. Mark's Church, Griffon, 
N C, at Ayden, at Winterville. and at St. Andrew's Col- 
cred Church. Greenville, at East Carolina Teachers Col- 
lege and also addressed Kiwanis Club and Pitt County 
Post of American Legion. Mr. Cook dedicated an Altar 
Cross presented to' St. Luke's, Winterville, N. C, in mem- 
ory of Mrs. Mary Smith, by. Mrs. Mary Cox, Mrs. Ollie 
Tobnson and Mrs. Addie Cox. 

The Altar Guild has been divided into two circles, each 
one trying to make as much money as possible during each 

Every phase of Church activities has taken on new life 
under the consecrated and phenomenal leadership c'f our 
beloved Ref'tor, Mr. Cook. The congregations get larger 
pnch Sunday and interest is most keen. 


(Wilmington Star.) 

There was quite a representative congregation Thursday 
night at the Church of the Ascension, corner of Third and 
Marstellar, to greet Bishop Darst, of the Diocese of East 
Carolina, and the Rev. John Benners Gibble, recto'r of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd. After short service addresses 
were made by both of these clergymen and Mr. Gibble was 
apiiointed as priest-in-charge of this mission. 

There was great rejoicing among those present, and Mr. 
Gibble w^s gladly welcomed as the new pastor of the congre- 
gj'Ticn. The work will continue as usual under his leader- 
ship, and he is ready at any and all times to minister 
not only to the Ascension people but to all who may call 
upon him. 

The Girls' Friendly, of Evanston, WyCming, issues its 
own mimeographed paper. 



Responding to an appeal for a news letter, the Rev. 
Stephen Gardner sent us the most c'ptimistic account of 
the activities of St. Peters: 

The controversy which seems to disturb some minds in 
our larger cities has no effect upon our people here. We 
still say the Apostles Creed with all the vigor and earnest- 
ness of days gone by. Our Church building, which seats 
comfortably four hundred, is not large eno'ugh to accommo- 
date the crowds which come to our services. We are having 
to put chairs in the aisles to provide places for the over- 
flow. Last Sunday, the first • S'unday in the month, we 
had the largest communion in the history of the Parish 
larger than nil Easter c&'mmunions. Our early services are 
largely attended. Our Men's Bible Class, under the leader- 
ship of John Bragaw is so large now that it has outgrown 
our temporary Parish Hcjuse. Our Wednesday evening ser- 
vices surpass all expectation as far as interest and atten- 
dance are concerned. For al2 of which we thank God and 
take courage. , 



The National Council of the Episcopal Church has an- 
nounced its purpose not only to rebuild its property in 
Japan destroyed by the September earthquake, but in addi- 
tion to extend its worK "there in token of its faith in Japan 
and the Japanese people. With the additional work planned, 
the sum o'f $3,000,000 will be needed, and the Council unani- 
mously pledged the Church to create this fund. Among the 
properties to be restored, all located in Tokyo, are St. Luke's 
Hospital, St. Paul's Middle School, S't. Margaret's School 
for Girls, St. Paul's University and six churches, together 
with residences and offices fur the Bishops and staff. 

The new wcrk which will be inaugurated will comprise 
a series of primary schools through which, and the existing 
institutions, the Church will be able to conduct in Japan 
a complete educational system from kindergarten to uni- 

The following statement, addressed to the membership of 
the Episcopal Church, embodies the action of the Cc'uncil:. 

The Church was thrilled by Bishop McKim's brave mes- 
sage after the earthquake in Japan last September, "All 
gone but faith in God." and the National Council proudly 
recalls the prompt and generous action of our people in 
providing emergency relief for the Japanese Church. 

Knowing that tempcrary relief must be followed by 
careful reconstruction, the Council sent its President and 
the Executive Secretary, of the Department of Missions to 
Japan, to study the facts, confer with leaders and report 
a program. 

At the meeting on February 20th the Council received the 
report of Bishop Gailor and Dr. Wood, containing a com- 
plete plan for reconstruction, based upon personal investi- 
gation and conferences with clergy and leaders of the Japa- 
nese Church, with Dr. Teusler of St. Luke's Hospital, with 
architects and building experts and with Japanese statesmen 
such as Viscounts Goto and S'hibusawa. 

Transcending the need for physical restc'ration they re- 
port that following the disaster there has developed the 
greatest opportunity ever presented for making Christ 
known to Japan. In this we must play our part and reap 
the rich fruitage of the consecrated effort of more than 
fifty years. 

They declare the experience and conviction of the leaders 
O'f the Japanese Church to be that for successful evangelistic 
effort it is absolutely essential that in addition to churches 
there be both a complete and balanced system of education 

for the development of Christian leaders and medical work 
as a practical demonstration of Christianity. 

The Council at its meeting had the benefit of the advice 
of Bishop McKim, Bisho'p Reif snider and Bishop Tucker 
who unqualifiedly endorsed the report of Bishop Gailor and 
Dr. Wood and the convictions upon which its recommenda- 
tions were based. 

The estimated cost of the restoration o'f buildings and 
equipment for necessary expansion to make the work com- 
plete and efficient is $3,000,000. 

The Council has appointed a committee to lay the facts 
before the Church, confident that the Church in facing this 
larger task of permanent reconstruction will exhibit the 
same splendid spirit of devo'tion and sacrifice that responded 
so effectively to the emergency appeal. "Let us rise up and 


(Kinston correspondence of the News and Observer.) 
Kinston, Feb. 21. — Members of St. Mary's Episcopal 
cbuTh here are planning a memorial to the late Samuel 
Al boU. for appro'ximately a third of a century sonior war- 
den and S'unday school superintendent of the church. The 
form that this will take has not been decided upon. A 
contemplated parish house, to be erected in rear of the 
edifice, may be named for him. Mr. Abbott was cne of the 
very few senior wardens the congregation has had in the 
nearly 100 years since the church's establishment. 

The church treasurer today announced a nominal bequest 
to S't. Mary's from the senior warden. Announcement was 
made from Snow Hill of a $2,500 bequest to St. Barnabas' 
Episcopal church there from John Harvey, who' died a short 
time ago. 


(From Living Church.) 

"Irvin Cobb says that a mere handful of years ago North 
Carolina was one of the shabbiest and most run dc'wn of 
American states. Farmhouses were not painted, roads were 
bottomless, waterpower ran to waste, education was neg- 
lected. Then something happened. North Carolina woke 
up, and when she did wake, in the words of Co'bb, 'she came 
a-rarin' and a-bustin'." 

"Today the State has a network of magnificent roads on 
which there will have been spent in a few years not less 
than $70,000,000. Neatly painted farmhouses and modern 
barns dot a landscape devoted to varied crops. The tumb- 
ling water of the State is being harnessed in a super-power 
system which will be the best of its kind. Her institutions 
G'f higher education have doubled and redoubled in enroll- 
ment and resources. North Carolina University had BCD' 
students in 1905; 1,500 in 1920; and is reported to have 
2,000 now, with a probable enrollment of 3,000 in two or 
three years more. The high school system, which in 1907 
ranked very low, is now admirable in character, and in 
1922 showed a forty-six per cent increase in the number o'f 
graduates over the previous year. In 1921 the North Caro- 
lina Legislature voted $10,000,000 for state institutions, a 
million and a half being for the University alone. The 
Negro problem has been more nearly solved there than in 
any other state. 

"Irvin Cobb remarks that this prcgress began 'about 
fifteen years ago.' 

"Fifteen years ago North Carolina went dry! 

" 'I can stand on historic King's Mountain,' says Federal 
Judge Webb, 'and where before prohibition I saw only the 
thin smoke from hidden stills, today I can see the smoke 
from more than twenty mc'dern factories'." 




February 27, 1924. 
Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Wilmingcon, N. C. 

My dear Biahop Darst: it was my pleasure to report Lo 
the National Council at its meeting on February 2Uth the 
fact that the Diocese of East Carolina had paid in to the 
Naiional Council during the fiscal year 1923, for the wo'rK 
of the General Church, an amount equal to and in exceso 
of tne quota assigned to the Diocese. 

In order to express its deep appreciation of the loyal 
support rendered by each and every one of the nine Dic- 
cests and Missionary Districts which accomplished this 
happy result, the Council adopted the following preamble 
and resolutions: 

"Whereas, The Dioceses of East Carolina, Southwestern 
Virginia, Kentucky, and the Missionary Districts of Alaska, 
Utah, Arizona, Ho'nolulu, North Texas and Liberia, have 
met or exceeded their quotas for the full Program of the 
Church for 1923; therefore be it 

"Resolved, That the National Council expresses to the 
Bishops and other ofncers of these Dioceses and Missionary 
Districts, and to' the other members of the Church therein, 
its hearty congratulations on their achieving the goal set 
before them; assures them of the Council's appreciation 
of this full support in the work of the Church's Program, 
and of the sense of encouragement the Council derives 
frc'm such co-operation; and feels sure that what they have 
so gladly done for the extension of the Kingdom will serve 
as a wholesome example to the whole Church. Be it fur- 

"Resolved, That the Treasurer is instructed to convey 
this message to the Bishop and the Executive Secretary 
of each c'f the above-mentioned Dioceses and Missionary 

I hope that it will be possible for you to let the Dioceses 
know of this action of the National Council. 
Yours sincerely, 
LEWIS' B. FRANKLIN, Treasurer. 



(By the REV. A. S". LAWRENCE.) 
An important event in the Church life of the State took 
place at Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 20, when the corner 
stone of the new Chapel of the Cross was laid by Eisho'p 
Cheshire. In spite of heavy rains the day before, rains 
which kept many visitors away, the weather at the time of 
the ceremony was bright and warm enough to enable 
all the service to be held out of doors. The procession of 
cho'ir, clergy and bishops formed in the old church, and 
mai-ched over to the new foundations, singing "The Church's 
one Foundation." The Rev, S. S. Bost, of Durham, read the 
opening sentences and the psalm, and the Rev. M. A. Barber, 
of Raleigh, offered the prayers. A short history of the 
congregation was read by the rector, the Rev. A. S. Law- 
rence, and then a number of the Sunday S'cho'ol children 
deposited in the corner stone a copy of the Bible, a Prayer 
Book, and several other documents relating to the parish 
and the diocese. A short address was made by Bishop 
Penick, in which he stressed the importance of the new 
Church in the life of the University. 

The new church, the gift of Mr. William A. Erwin, of 
Durham, in memc'ry of his grandfather, William Rainey 
Holt, U. N. C. 1817 is being built of pink granite from the 
Salisbury quarries, with lime stone trim. It is hoped that 

it will be ready for consecration in the spring of 1925. 

Connecting the old church and the new a two story brick 
parish house is being built. The part built in lyiti is being 
incorporated in the new building. On the ground hoor will 
ue tne recto'r s study, an oihce, a student lounge, dining 
icoui. Kitchen and sacristy. On the upper floor will be the 
cuuir rooms, Sunday School class rooms, guild rooms, and a, 
bed room and the living room. The whole will give ade- 
quate space for the student and parish activities. Fo'r this 
parish House funds are needed, it was first thougnt that 
the parish house could be built for $26,000, but it has been 
found that to build adequately double that sum is necessary. 
And m addition, some $ij,uUO must oe spent in repairs to the 
old church. $25,000 has been given. The Chapel of the 
Cross earnestly hopes that the remaining $oO,oOO may be 
given this year, so that there may oe no deut when the 
building is completed. Cc'ntributions should be sent to Dr. 
Jaiues B. Bullitt, Treasurer, Chapel Hill. 


January 1, 1924. 
The Rt. Rev. Bishop Darst, D.D., Wilmington, N. C. 

My dear Bishop uarst: 1 want to thaulv you, and to send 
my thanks through you to tiie people of yo'ur Diocese, for 
the si:)lendid help so spontaneously and generously given 
to the work, and to the members of this Mission, both Japa- 
nese and American, in our distress and want since the 
dreadful calamity on September first. Their sympathy and 
tho'aghtftilness in the time of our need has brought us a 
new realizt.tion of the blessedness of the Communion of 
Saints and of the unity of all nations in Christ. 

I thiniv your people will be glad to know that the faith and, 
hopefulness of the Japanese Christians in Tokyo has been 
an inspiratic'n to us in planning for the reconstruction of 
the material part of our work, and that we have seen with 
thankfulness that the spiritual foundations have not been 
destroyed nor shaken by the earthquake and fire. 

The splendid acliievement of the Church in America in 
raising an Emergency Fund of five hundred thousand dol- 
lars in so short a time for the relief cf their brethren has 
given new courage to the Church of Japan, and they are 
looking forward to the future with enthusiasm. May I 
hope that when our appeal is made for reconstruction it 
will have the same sympathetic reception that has been 
given to the emergency fund. 

I have received hundreds of packages of bedding, clothing, 
and other necessities from the Church people in every Dio- 
cese in the United States. The immediate wants of our 
people, who had lost their homes and possessions, have been 
supplied and they have what is needed for their comfort 
during the severe winter weather. Owing to the great num- 
ber of things demanding my time and attentic'n I have been 
unable to acknowledge personally each one of these pack- 
ages, as I would like, and to tell how gladly their contents 
were received, but I hope thrc'ugh this letter to let the send- 
ers know of our appreciation of their kindness. 
Sincerely yours, 

Bisho'p of North Tokyo. 


There will be a number of scholarships of considerable 
value open to award for the year 1924-25. The conditions 
attached to these scholarships are not unreasonably diffi- 
cult. They do however require that the ai^plicants be not 
below the average in physical health, mentality and char- 

Any person interested may receive full information upon 

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Certainly that is high praise which the Living Church 
gives the diocese of East Carc'lina, when in an editorial 
in its issue of March Stli it refers to East Carolina as a 
"bright star in the Church's firmament." In its leading 
editorial of that week on "Financing the Church's Work, 
the Living Church calls attention to the fact that only 
three dioceses of the Church: East Carolina, Southwestern 
Virginia, and Kentucky, paid their full quota to the Na- 
tional Cc'uncil, for both budget and priorities. We have 
every reason to be proud of this. In considering this 
honor, the Mission Herald wishes to publicly thank two 
men who are largely responsible for our having made this 
record. Dr. Milton and Mr. George B. Elliott. Dr. Miltc'n 
and Mr. Elliott, backed by the Bishop, have always stood 
out for our unqualified suppo'rt of the national budget, even 
when it has sometimes meant retrenchment in our local 
work. Some of us, if left uninspired by these gentlemen 
from St. James, would have acted differently, and to our 
shame, as we now see it. T. P., Jr. 


We came across this rather remarkable statement in a 
secular paper: "Sometimes it seems a question as to which 
would be more desirable for a man c'f small means, in case 
of serious illness to die without a physician or to have one 
and live in the shadow of debt and poverty the rest of his 
life." This statement was called forth by a consideration of 
two cases that came under the nc'tice of the editor. In 
one instance a tenant farmer had his whole year's earnings, 
not an inconsiderable amount, taken to cover the physician's 
fees in a case of serious illness, in the other case, the four 
year old son of another farmer had his leg broken, and 

before the physician was through with it the co'st was $400, 
all the money that the man had and all that he could 
borrow. We have too high an opinion of the medical profes- 
sion to believe that these cases are anything like general, 
yet they are facts. We cite them, not so much by way oi 
condemning a protessic'n but as illustrating the prevalence 
of a new sense of values which we condemn utterly. 

it just so happened that we were interrupted in the read- 
ing ot this editorial by a friendly visit from a physician 
wiih another sense of values. Dr. W. H. Hardisou, of 
Creswell. (We hope the Doctor will pardon our calling 
names). Dr. Hardison has practiced medicine in VVash- 
lugtc'n County lor over sixty years. Night and day and in 
ail sorts of weather he has ministered to everybody who 
needed him. Now the Doctor has in all these years gath- 
ered in very, very little money, in spite of a very large 
practice. He could today be a very wealthy man, if he 
nad chosen that kind of coin in payment for his services. 
Instead of that, his thought has been of the suffering he 
co'ald alleviate, the sympathy he could give, and the money 
he has received has been merely incidental. If a man pre- 
fers to work for the coin of another realm, he cannot ex- 
pect to have people rise up and call him blessed, as they 
will Dr. Hardison as long as he lives, and long afterward. 

T. P., Jr. 


Before we leave the subject of physicians and their fees 
we hasten to profess our sympathy with them in their de- 
an e to ue paid adequately for their services. The study cf 
meaicine in these times is a very long and expensive under, 
taiung, and the physician cannot be blamed if he seeks a 
suitable return on his investment. But the tendency to- 
ward excessive charges is a symptom of that craze for goods 
and houses and automobiles and other things that is forever 
to be condemned as unchristian and as destructive of the 
real sense of life's highest good. When the pursuit of 
wealth becomes an end in itself, and one's profession or 
work is subordinated to that end we are certain to obtain 
a debased currency that in the final analysis will be as 
worthless as the lowly mark. Yet the temptation to do 
this is a very strong one, so much sc that our Lord was 
moved to comment on the difficulty which a rich man will 
have in entering into heaven. It is a temptation which as 
yet has not been particularly noticeable among the clergy, 
though we cannot hold ourselves blameless. We conceive 
it to be Car high duty to preach in season and out of sea- 
son against the debasing of the currency which God will 
accept at our hands. T. P., Jr. 


Those paying one dollar: Miss Annie Snell, Mrs. W. M, 
Russ, Mrs. T. C. Holmes, Mrs. C. B. Fleming, Mrs. M. B. 
S'mith, Mrs. B. N. Strother, Miss Helen Smith, Mrs. S. A, 
Norfleet, Mrs. W. F. Register, Mrs. E. B. Dewey, Mrs. W, 
A. Graham, Mrs. George Capehart, George T. Brett, Mrs, 
Thomas Nixc'n, Dr. I. M. Hardy, Miss Mattie Parker, E, 
A. Council, Mrs. William Nixon, Mrs. William Lattimer, 
Mrs. E. S. Marsh, Mrs. S. P. Collier, Mrs. A. L. Bynum, J, 
Q. Beckwith, Miss Emily Eridgers, Mrs. M. M. Stokes 
Mrs. H. F. Wilder, Mrs. Guy Harding, Mrs. Sue Blount 
Total $28.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. C. W. Tatem 
$2.00; Miss Annie Booth, $3.00; Mrs. C. R. Thomas, $2.00 
Mrs. L. W. Edwards, $2.00; Dr. W. H. Hardisc'n, $2.00 
Mrs. Burgess Urquhart, $2.00; Mrs. Thomas Griffin, $2.00 
Mrs. Joseph Price, $2.00; Mrs. E. S. Askew, $2.00; Mrs. T 
S. Bender, $3.00. Total $22.00. 

Total for month, $50.00. 

Failed to report last month, Mrs. F. C. Saunders, $2.00. 



Following its annual cust&'m, the Mission Herald 
is making an effort this Lent to extend its circulation. 
There are a great many people in the Diocese wno 
ought to take the Mission Herald, and who do not. 
We want the young people of East Caro'lina to help 
us enroll these potential subscribers. 

We offer: 

A commission of 25 cents for each new subscription. 

A commission of 15 cents for each renewal. 

A prize of $10.00 to the yo'ung person who secures 
the largest number of new subscribers, during the 
period of Lent. 

This will be an excellent way to make money for 
the Mite Boxes. 

We invite you to help. 

Letters to The Editor. 

Editorial note: We have recently received several letters 
that we would like to share with our readers, and so have 
decided to' make this column a more or less regular feature 
of the Mission Herald. We invite such correspondence, but 
will reserve the right to publish only such portions as we 
think will be of general interest. The letters we publish 
this month came uninvited, though not unappreciated, and 
we hope we may be pardoned if they appear more laudatory 
than we deserve: 

Raleigh, N. C, February 26th, 1924. 
My dear Mr. Partrick: Please let me congratulate you 
heartily on yo'ur excellent editorials in the Mission Herald 
for February. I can't tell you how much it delights me 
to see the evidences of a liberal spirit among the clergy, 
or how vitally necessary I think such a spirit is to the 
Church just now. It seems to me that unless the Church 
adapts itself to the rapid growth of scientific knowledge it 
will be reduced to a sterile traditionalism which cannot 
appeal to' vigorous and eager minds in search of religious 
reality as well as scientific truth. What the Fundamentalists 
shangely over'ook is the fact that the religicus instiaci 
is often sincere and strong in the questioner of ioctrine. 
It is the old, old war of the letter against the spirit. Yet 
I feel that those of us who are following the spirit are 
following the precedent that Jesus Himself set. He cer- 
tainly was The Great Liberal. He was the Modernist of 
His day. It is curious to me that the Fuudamentalists 
seem loathe to accept scientific knowledge for fear ihat 
they will find their God divided against Himself. The best 
thing you said was, "It is the worst sort of scepticism to 
believe that our faith cannot be subjected to the clear .ight 

of advancing kncwiedge." Sincerely, 


Gatesville, N. C, Feb. 8th, 1924, 
My dear Editor: I was delighted to read your recent edi- 
torials in the Mission Herala with reference to the ques- 
tions somewhat agitating the Church today. Regardless of 
what you believe, you are open-minded. You believe in, or 
at least you are willing for others to believe in progres- 
sive revelation. I do not go all of the way with some of the 
Modernists, neither do I accept the tradition of the Elders, 
except where tradition can be justified by Scripture. Our 
Lord refused to follow the traditicn of the Elders. Tie 
broke with those who' said that the faith had once been 
delivered to the saints, the Pharisees. He refused to swal- 

low the creeds and confessions of His day, and was the 
first to teach that Religion is a life and not a system of 
theolc'gical definitions. It cost Him His life, and there are 
those in the Church today whose life of usefulness will be 
taken from them if they dare refuse to see what has been 
handed them on a silver waiter by men who lived in the 
Fourth century. Yours truly, 


University, Va., March 1st, 1924. 
My dear Mr. Partrick: My sister, Nell Battle Lewis, of 
Raleigh, sent me the Mission Herald coatainiT;,^ your co^n- 
ment on Governc'r Morrison's stand on the biological text 
books. As a vestryman and warden, and as one who holds 
very dear a life long Church affiliation, I am tremendously 
interested in the unfortunate and fruitless row over evolu- 
tion, and as a professor of biolc'gy I am also deeply con- 
cerned. So I thc'Light I would ask a moment of your time 
to thank you fc'r your editorial. Gamaliel was vighi:, and 
when the hue and cry is out his position is still Uxiassail- 
able. I agree absolutely with your position "that it is the 
worst sort of scepticism to believe that our faith cannot 
be subjected to the clear light of advancing knowledge." 
As fc'r me, I am saturated with evolutionary theory, and 
I find nothing in it to disturb my faith as a Christian, and 
much to throw light and understanding on my belief. 

Sincerely yours, I. F. LEWIS. 

Personal Items. 

The Rev. Wm. H. Milton, D.D., Rector of St. James', Wil- 
mington, recently held a preaching mission in Lexington, 
Va., one of the most important student centers in the 
United States. Dr. Miltc'a has also recently visited Raleigh 
where he spoke in the interest of the Church Service 
League in Christ Church parish house. 

Bishop Darst has again been honored with a request to 
conduct noon day Lenten services in the Garrick Theatre, 
Philadelphia, during Holy Week. This is one of the most 
unusual opportunities which come to the American preach- 
ers, and the fact that Bishop Darst has been asked fc'r 
several years in sue --ession is a great compliment to him. 

Rev. Messrs. W. R. Noe and Frank D. Dean have been 
appointed by Bishop Darst as the East Carolina representa- 
tives at the important Social Service Conference to be 
held in Charlotte, N. C, March 23-25th. 

Mr. Samuel C. Woolvin, who has been assisting in work 
in the Wilmington archdeaconry, has returned tc the Du- 
Bose Training School to resume his studies. This school 
was recently burned out, but has opened up in temporary 
quarters, with a good enrollment. 

Mr. S'. B. Matthews, who for several months has been 
serving Grace Church, Whiteville, will take charge of the 
churches in Lake Landing, Swan Quarter and Fairfield, 
in Hyde County, abcut April first. 

Bishop Darst was one of the speakers in Grace Church, 
Charleston, S'. C, at a great community service, on March 

Items of news received from' St. John's, Wilmington, are 
to the effect that on Thursdays of Lent the men of that 
Church will be served with supper by the women of the 
parish, after which their study class will be led by the Rec- 
tor. The Mary James Auxiliary will meet on Tuesday 
evenings in the Parish House, the study class to be con- 
ducted by Mr. Mallett. The Woman's Auxiliary and St. 
Ann's Guild unite for their study class an Friday afternoon. 




March IG — Christ Church, Hope Mills, 11 a. m.; S't. 
Stephens, Red Springs, 3:30 p. m.; Trinity Church, Lum- 
berton, 8 p. m. 

March 17— St. Matthew's Church, Maxton, 11 a. m.; Mis- 
sion at Rowland, 8 p. ni. 

March 20 — Grace Church, Whiteville, p. m. 

March 23 — Emmanuel Church, So'uthern Pines, a. m.; 
Sanatorium, Hoke County, afternoon. 

March 27 — Lenten service S't. Paul's, Newport. News, Va., 
p. m. 

March 30 — Christ Church, Elizabeth City, a. m. and p. m. 

March 31 — St. James, Belhaven, p. m. 

April 6 — St. Peters, Washington, a. m. and p. m. 

April 7 — Zicn Church, Jessama, p. m. 

April S — St. Thomas' Church, Bath, a. m.; St. Paul's 
Church, Greenville, p. m. 

April 13 — St. James' Church, Wilmington, a. m. ; St. An- 
drew's Church, Lebanon, afternoon. 

April 14-18 — Noon Day Lenten service, Garrick Theatre, 

April 20— EAS'TER— Good Shepherd Church, Wilmington. 


The Mission Herald welcomes the addition of several new 
advertisements, and calls the attention of its readers to 
these firms that have shown their faith in this paper as 
a good advertising medium. 

Mr. W. A. Bowen, of Greenville, "authority on ladies 
wear" has a very large display of handsc'me spring goods. 

The Quinn-Miller Furniture Co. has three stores, all lo- 
cated in cities where the Mission Herald circulates: Kin- 
ston, Greenville and Snow Hill. Their advertisement gives 
some idea of the quality of furniture they carry. 

Bowers Brothers Department Store, of Washington, is 
one of the shew places of East Carolina, and draws trade 
from a large territory by reason of their large stock of 
unusual merchandise. 

Perdew Davis Plardware Company, a new comer in the 
Mission Herald, has in Wilmington one of the handsomest 
stores in the State. Tiiey give special attention to mail 

J. K. Ho-yt, a name that has been honored in Washington 
for many years, is advertising a spring showing of ladies 
wear. This department store offers unusual opportunities 
to shoppers from East Carolina. 

The J. W. Murchison Wholesale Hardware Company, of 
Wilmington, is a firm that the Mission Herald is proud to 
number as a member o'f its advertising family. 



The Young People's Service League had their February 
social meeting in the form of a Valentine Party, on St. 
■Valentine's evening. Members of the League decorated 
their room appropriate to the c'ccasion, putting up new 
shades and curtains given by a friend of the League. After 
games and stunts, everyone was invited into the next room, 
where a valentine table was set. There everyone had to 
try their fortunes with the candles. 

The Rector has a very prominent part in all of our social 
gatherings. If he isn't among the first to arrive, the 
young people are soon asking about him. 

Our meetings are always pleasant, though we sometimes 
wish that more would come. We try to plan some special 
work each time. At our last meeting we polished the altar 
brasses for the celebration of the Holy Communion on the 

first Sunday. The Rector asked that we make this our 
regular duty each mo'nth. We have also volunteered, on 
request of the Rector, tol distribute literature for the 
1 iiompson Orphanage. 

The Church School Service League had their first real par- 
ty en February 15th. Games and contests were enjoyed, and 
after refreshments were served by one of the classes in 
costume, a valentine box was opened and no one was for- 
gc'tten. We then went into the yard and had our pictures 

The Woman's Auxiliary is making quilt blocks during 
Lent, and has already received several substantial orders. 



On the 8th day of February, 1924, the earthly life and 
work of John Harvey came to its end, and his spirit passed 
to that higher state of existence in which he can serve his 
Heavenly Father throughout eternity. We read in the 
greatest, sweetest and best of all sermons that "Blessed 
are the pure in heart for they shall see God," and those 
who knew Mr. Harvey are satisfied that he is now enjoying 
the just rewards of a pious and well spent life. He was 
a native of Greene County, N. C, and resided practically 
all of his life on his ancestral estate situated about five 
miles from Snow Hill. He was a progressive and success- 
ful farmer and business man, and by his industry, strict 
integrity, and economy, accumulated a competence. Mr. 
Harvey never sought public c'ffice and never held any 
public office except that of County Commissioner and mem- 
ber of the County Board of Education, both of which places 
afforded ample opportunities for public service without 
substantial compensaticn. 

As a citizen, he was broad-minded and progressive in 
his views and always a firm' supporter of every well con- 
sidered movement designed for the moral, educational 
and business uplift and improvement of his County and 

As friend and neighbor he was ever constant, loyal, ear- 
nest and helpful. 

Mr. Hai'vey was a life-long member of the Episcopal 
Church, a strict Churchman himself, but at all times bread 
and liberal in his views as to the creeds of other profess- 
ing Christians, and it was largely by his liberal, financial 
support and constant loving care that the Episcopal church 
at Snow Hill was maintained. He was deeply interested' 
in the affairs of his church in the diocese and especially 
so in the little church in S'now Hill, where he worshipped 
practically all of his life, and near which his remains now 
repose in company with those o'f other members of his 
family who preceded him to the "great beyond". Though 
he is no longer with us in the flesh, he still continues his 
loving care for, and financial support of his church, for by 
his will, probated a few days ago, he bequeathed to St. 
Barnabas church $2,500.00 to be used as fellows: The in- 
terest on $750.00 to be applied to the stipend of the Rector 
of St. Barnabas Church; the interest on $250.00 to be ap- 
plied to the upkeep of the Church; the interest on $250.00 
to be applied to the upkeep of St. Barnabas Cemetery; the 
interest on $750.00 to be applied to the Budget Fund ef 
the Diocese; and the interest on $500.00 to be given annually 
to the Thompson Orphanage. 

Though we will meet him no more in the little church 
on the hill which was so dear to him, we who knew and 
loved him will remember him always as our geod friend 
and brother who exemplified in his daily life the highest 
virtues of the Christian gentleman. 

"Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now thy servant sleeping." 

L. V. M. 



Diocesan News. 


A canvass is being made by the alumni of the Theological 
Seminary in Virginia in an effort to have East Carolina do 
her part in raising the $500,000 endowment and building- 
fund now being undertaken. Rev. Messrs. Frank Dean, 
Alexander Miller, W. R. Noe and Theodore Partrick, Jr., 
have visited several of the parishes. Dr. Milton and Bishop 
Darst expect to canvass the city of Wilmington, after a visit 
there by Dean Berryman Green, of the Seminary. The pec'- 
pie of S't. Paul's, Edenton, were notably generous in their 
response to this appeal, contributing $2,125.00. 

Attention is directed to the news notice from St. Mary's 
School, which states that several scholarships are available 
for young women of Bast Carclina this year. The valuable 
Murchison Scholarship, which is restricted to applicants 
from the diocese of Bast Carolina, has not been appropriat- 
ed for two years. 

As an illustration of what the clergy can do to acquaint 
the peCple generally with the true meaning of our observ- 
ance of the Lenten season, the Rev. G. W. Lay has a column 
article in the Beaufort News, setting forth the historical 
and spiritual reason for observing the season. Dr. Lay quite 
truly senses the fact that our Protestant neighbors misun- 
berstand our position, and that is well worth while to create 
sympathy with It. 

Bishop Darst has given his hearty approval to the sug- 
gestion of the National Council that March 26th be set 
aside this year as a day of special intercession for the 
Church. It will be so observed at the Church Missions House 
and it would be splendid if parishes and missions all over 
the country should arrange for a similar observance. Leaf- 
lets for the purpose are being distributed. 

In the presence of a large congregation, on February 24th, 
in St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, Bishop Darst confirmed 
a class of nine persons, presented by the Rector, the Rev. 
Alexander Miller. The Rev. Messrs. W. R. Noe and P. D. 
Dean were also present in the chancel for this service. The 
organist, Mr. W. O. Southerland, and the regular choir fur- 
nished excellent music. 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean held a preaching mission in St. 
Gabriel's Church, Faisc*n, from March 5th to 16th. The 
small congregation of this Church was largely augmented 
by the presence of many people from the other churches of 
the town and country near-by. Dr. Dean greatly pleased 
and helped his hearers. 

During the last week in March the Rev. James E. W. 
Cook, Rector of S't. Paul's, Greenville, will conduct a preach- 
ing mission in St. James, Belhaven, of which the Rev. .J. 
N. Bynum is Rector. 

The Rectory fc*r Christ Church, Creswell, in St. David's 
parish, is now under construction, good headway having 
been mnde on the structure. It is to be conveniently and 
desirably located. It will be remembered that the old rec- 
tory used for so many years by the family of the Rev. 
Luther Eborn was sold several years ago. 

There is to be a perfect epidemic c*f parish houses in the 
Diocese, according to information which reached the Mission 
Herald. The people of St. Paul's, Greenville. and St. 
Marv's, Kinston. have recently decided to go ahead with the 
building of parish houses, and the Elizabeth City people 
expect to erect one at an early date. St. Paul's, Edenton, 

has already authorized the erectic'n of one, and St. Peter's, 
Washington, is looking forward to a campaign at an early 
date. It is a splendid evidence of the great interest in 
the welfare of the young people of the Church. 

Following the custom established several years ago, the 
Executive Secretary has called on the Parishes and Mis- 
sions of East Carolina to have the Lenten SelfD'enial Offer- 
ing this year. This offering will not be credited to the 
quota of the churches, but will enable the Diocese to' do 
many things that it could not otherwise do. 

St. Paul's, Clinton; St. Gabriel's, Faison, and Calvary, 
Warsaw, will be served during Lent by the Rev. Herbert 
Cone, of Windsor, Vermont, who is considering a call to 
this fine field. Mr. Cone is a kinsman of the Rev. W. O. 
Ccne, of Goldsboro. 

A correction should be made in the statement published 
in the February number of the Mission Herald, regarding 
the amount pledged by St. Paul's, Greenville, for the year 
1923. The annual canvass was not completed in this par- 
ish at the time the pledge was reported to the Diocese. The 
amount aciually pledged at the time of the canvass was 
paid in full by the end of the year, monthly remittances 'hav. 
ing been made to the treasurer c'f the Diocese. This parish 
has pledged its full quota for 1924. 

The Church School c'f St. John's Mission, Wilmington, 
recently had seventy in attendance. The Woman's Auxil- 
iary, under the leadership of Messrs J. B. Hatchell are a 
faithful band. The week-day activities are under the di- 
rection of Mrs. Anna Dunham, to whom the children and 
young people are devoted. 

St. John's,, Wilmington, is having a number of visiting 
preachers for the Friday evening services during Lent. 
These include Rev. Messrs. W. H. Milton, John Hartley, 
Bertram E. Brown, and W. E. Cox, the latter a former Rec- 
tor of St. John's. During Holy Week the Rev. J. A. S'chadd 
will conduct a preaching mission. Dr. S'chadd is remember- 
ed as a fc'rmer missioner at St. James', Wilmington. 

Parish papers are coming into vogue in a number of Bast 
Carolina parishes. "Parish Notes" is the name of a new 
l)ublication edited by the Rev. James E. W. Cook for St. 
Paul's, Greenville. The Rev. Theodore Partrick is issuing 
one for the Plymouth and Rcijer churches, "The Field". - 

The annual report of Mrs. .James G. S'taton, diocesan 
president of the Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Societies 
as pre=!ented in the February issue of the Mission Herald, 
was incomplete, owing to the delay in receiving som? 
figures. The fc'llowing information is given in the com- 
plete report: "In figures the Church School Service League 
work, as well as we can tell from the reports that have 
come in, amounts to: Money given, $2,525.08; Box valuation, 
$54.5.45; Little Helpers, $107.02: Total $3,176.55." 

The National Council of the Church has called our atten. 
ticn to the fact that it has been a custom for several years 
to devote the Good Friday offering to the Jerusalem and 
East Mission. Bishop Darst asks the Mission Herald to call 
the attention of its readers to this. 

Eastern Oregon's annual convocation, learning that its 
quota for 1925 was to be decreased form the amount set 
for 1924, wired a protest to the national treasurer and 
retained the larger figure. 

The Diocese c'f Kentucky has relinquished tlie annual 
grant grant received heretofore from the Department of 
Missions, and so becomes entirely self-supporting. 





(By the REV. G. W. LAY.) 

There being no further use for the portable chapel erected 
near the ship yards in Wilmington during the war, the 
authorities in charge of it have kindly given it over to the 
Mission in Morehead City. The chapel has been erected 
in a most convenient location, one blo'ck from the railroad 
station, on a lot loaned temporarily by the generosity of 
Mr. Charles S. Wallace. The slight damage incurred in 
transit is being repaired, and the building is being painted. 
By the time this issue appears it is expected that the first 
service therein will have been held. 

The congregation is very small, but has been working 
very hard to secure the necessary funds. By gifts and 
work almost enough has been raised to" meet the cost 
of taking down, transporting, re-erecting and painting the 
chapel. There are seats for sixty. 

The Bishop has formally organized this mission under 
the name of St. Andrew's Mission, and has appointed as a 
board of trustees the Rev. Dr. Lay, Minister in charge, 
Mr. R. H. Dowdy, warden, Mrs. George Henderson, .Jr., 
clerk, Mrs. P. S. Hodge, treasurer, and Mr. E. A. Council. 

The ladies of the Mission have organized under the name 
of St. Mary's Guild, with Mrs. E. A. Council as president, 
Mrs. Henderson as secretary, and Mrs. Hodge as treasurer. 
There are nine members. The Guild has already raised 
some $70.00 by conducting a tea room every Saturday in 
Mr. Dowdy's store. 

If any one has communion vessels, font, alms bason or 
furnishings fc'r the altar that are not being used they will 
be most acceptable. 


On the morning of February seventeenth, our quiet littli^ 
community of Avoea, was greatly saddened by the death of 
Miss Sue Martin Capehart, at her home Scotch Hall, on the 
Albemarle Sound. 

Miss Sup, or "Cousin S'ue" as she was lovingly known 
by friends and kinspeople, had been in feeble health fo*r sev- 
eral months. To the loved ones, nieces and nephews, who 
were in constant attendance upon her she had frequently 
expressed the wish that she might go on Sunday rnorning 
at sunrise, and on that day and at that hour God called her 
and she slept. 

.attended bv kindred and friends she was laid to rest 
by the side of her father,- George Washington Capehart, 
in the quiet little Church yard of Holy Innocents, on the 
Avoca plantation, the home of her grand father. The burial 
service was read by her rector, the Rev, George E. Manso'n. 

With her passing, we of a younger generation, feel that 
almost the last tie that bound us to the past, the age of 
our mothers and fathers has been broken. To her many 
friends, young and old, far and near, who have been privl. 
leged to enjoy the companionship and gracious hospitality 
of this charming, cultured lady of the Old South, the news 
of her death will bring sincere sorrow. 

She was a generous neighbor, a loyal friend, a devoted 
kinswoman, an enthusiastic Daughter of the Confederacy, 
and an earnest, faithful servant of God. Her active interest 
in the little church of Hc'ly Innocents will be sadly missed. 

One of the honor students at Columbia University last 
year was a graduate of St. Au.gustine's, the Church School 
for Negroes at Raleigh, N C, 

Students at Flc-rida State College who are members of 
the college branch of the Woman's Auxiliary (the unit of 
the Kational Student Council at Florida State) study the 
current issue of The Spirit of Missions at their meetings. 
These girls support an orphan— and make her clothes. 

The Woman's Guild of all Saints Mission, Christ Church, 
New Bern, N. C, desiring to place upon record a tribute 
of love and respect to the memory of Mrs, Ella Howell, 
our late President, do' resolve: 

That in the death of Mrs. Howell, the Episcopal Church, 
and especially the Woman's Guild of All Saints Mission, 
has sustained a very great loss. 

In all the work of the Mission, including the Sunday 
School, as well as our Guild, she was always foremost and 
active, ever ready to serve the Church and All S'aints Mis- 
sion in all respects. 

She v/ill be sadly missed by all, for she was belc'ved by 
all of us, young and old, and looked upon as a friend. 

A sincere and humble Christian, she was constant and; 
faithful at all times, and in every way, in the service of her 
Lord and Master. 

No task in His name was neglected or burdensome, and 
the good she accomplished and her influence and example 
live after her, and will be cherished and remembered by 
our Guild and All Saints Mission in coming years. 

Resc'lved further. That a copy of these resolutions be pre 
sented to the family of Mrs, Howell and published in the 
Mission Herald. 

MRS, C. R. THOMAS, Chairman, 


MRS'. J, A, HOWELL, Committee. 



(By the REV. E. S. WILLETT.) 
The Sunday schoo'ls have met the challenge to "a greater 
Easter offering" in a gallant and heroic spirit. S'o far there 
has not been the semblance of timidity in accepting the 
quotas. If this spirit of "dare to do" keeps up throughout 
this Lenten season it will implant in our yoimg people that 
ruggedness of missionary character so essential to the for- 
ward movement of the Church. If we give our children a 
real Christian opportunity, supported by churchly teaching 
and sympathetic interest, they will fulfill the prophecy of "a 
little child shall lead them." We dare to be hopeful enough 
to anticipate the -raising of their full quota by the children 
of our Cc'nvocation. 

We do not have to go to Africa or China, Japan or the 
Philippine Islands to find noble women who are sacrificing 
their lives in the service of the King. We have at least 
three right here in our Convocation. The words at our 
Savior "In your patience possess ye your souls" is being 
exemplified in the lives of Mrs. Brown, wife of Rev. J. B. 
Brown, of WasTiington; of Miss Lottie Sutton and her sis- 
ter Mrs. Stanley, c'f Beaufort. They have strugglea oh year 
after year seeing great possibilities .iust beyond their grasp, 
hoping for the day when they will be able to put their 
schools,— St. Paul's, Washington; and St. Clement's, Beau- 
fort, on a basis commensurate with respective opportuni- 
ties. All they need is that material asset so plentiful for 
everything but the Church. Working in crowded class 
rooms (at least die of them), without proper equipment 
and for a meager stipend, these women do the work«f prin- 
cipal, teacher, janitor, truant officer, and then sometimes 
take money out of their cwn scanty purse to pay some of the 
bills. Does not this call for thought and prayer? 

One of Bishop Carson's missionaries in Haiti is now the 
proud rider of a horse named Glendale. The horse was 
presented to the bishop by the children of Christ Church 
school of Glendale, Ohio. 




(Fayetteville Observer.) 

The Junior, Intermediate and Senior groups of tlie Church 
School Service League, St. John's Episcopal church, held 
a joint meeting in the parish house last evening at 7:30 

At this time they heard a most entertaining talk by Miss 
Carrie Myers, of Wilmington, who is a visiter in the city. 
Miss Myers' talk c'n Indian missions was particularly ap- 
propriate at this time, inasmuch as the League is studying 
this phase of mission work. Miss Lossie Cotchett, a niece 
of Miss Meyers, is working among the Indians of Alaska, 
as a missionary from the Diocese of East Carolina. The 
speaker told many interesting incidents connected with 
Miss Cotchett's work. She held the clo'se attention of every 
member of the League until the end, showing the vital in- 
terest the members of the League took in her address. 

It was announced yesterday that immediately following 
the regular program of the League in the parish house 
next Sunday evening at 7:00 o'clock, the rector, the Rev. 
Archer Boogher, would have a special service at 7:30 fc'r 
the League. Every member is asked to keep this in mind 
and be present next Sunday evening." 



The personnel of the commissions entrusted with the 
work of the Department cf Religious Education is printed 
herewith for several reasons. One can see from it how wide 
a field the department should cover. Those interested in any 
one branch of its work will know to whom they can write 
for information and help or where to' send any suggestions 
from their own experience. 

It is hoped that enlisting the help of those outside of the 
department the present expert specialists can be used and 
ohers finally produced. 

The members of each commission, and especially the 
chairmen, are asked to collect items abo'ut their line of 
work from the papers, secular and religious, to get in 
touch with those doing similar work in other dioceses and 
to do whatever is possible within this diocese to get infor- 
matio'n and to give help in their particular fields. Those in- 
terested in any one of these endeavors are kindly asked to 
write to the chairman of the proper commission. 

Nos. 1, 3 and 4 combined. 1. Church School. 3. Church 
School Service League and Young People's work. 4. Church 
Scho'ol Extension. Commission: Mrs. H. G. Walker, Cres- 
well, Chairman; Mr. G. V. Cowper, Kinston; Mr. G. E. 
Haskett, Kinston; Mrs. S. P. Adams, Wilmington; Mrs. W. 
E. VonEberstein, Washington; Miss Mattie Griffin, New 

No. 2. Week Day Classes and Cooperation with Public 
Schools. Commission: Mrs. S. P. Adams, Wilmington, 
Chairman; Mrs. Guy Cardwell, Wilmington; Mrs. William 
Wooten, Greenville,' Miss Lomise Hill, Wilmington; Miss 
Eleanor Huske, Fayetteville; Miss Pencie Warren, Edenton. 

No. 5. Racial Work, Foreign-born, Negroes, Indians, etc. 
Commission: Mr. C. C. Chadbourne, Wilmington, Chair- 
man; Rev. Jc'hn B. Gibble, Wilmington; Rev. W. O. Cone, 
GoldsborC; Mr. George C. Royall, Goldsboro; Mr. George 
H. Roberts, New Bern. 

No. 6. Religious Education of Adults, Home Study, Iso- 
lated People etc. Commission: Mrs. John B. Cranmer, Wil- 
mington, Chairman; Rev. W. R. Noe, Wilmington; Rev. 
Alexander Miller, Wilmington. 

No. 7. Cc'operation with the Home, Religious Training 
during first five years, Grace at Meals, Family Prayers, 
Training and Teaching Parents. Commission: Rev. G. W. 

Lay, Beaufort, Chairman; Mrs. Richard Williams, Green- 
ville; Mrs. C. VV. Mellick, Elizabeth City; Mrs. Guy A. 
Cardwell, Wilmington. 

No. 8. Teacher Training, Conferences, Insliiule and Local 
Teacher Training Classes. Commission: Rev. Alexander 
Miller, Wilmington, Chairman; Rev. W. R. Noe, Wilming- 
ton, Mrs. Guy A. Cardwell, Wilmington. 

No. 9. Religious Education tor Students Away fro'm 
Home. Commission: Mrs. A. M. Waddell, Wilmington, 
Chairman; Mrs. W. D. MacMillan, Jr., Wilmington. 

No. 10. Recruiting and Training for Life Worlc in the 
Church, including the Ministry. Commission: Rev. Archer 
Boogher, Fayetteville, Chairman; Rev. F. D. Dean, Wilming- 
ton; Air. J. H. Tolar, Jr., Fayetteville. 

No. 11. Religious Pageantry and Drama. Commission: 
Miss Bessie Berkheimer, Wilmington, Chairman; Mrs. 
Thomas F. Darden, Wilmington; Mr. W. D. MacMillan, 3rd, 
Wilmington and Chapel Hill. 

No. 12. Statistics. Commission: Rev. W. R. Noe, Wil- 
mington, Chairman; Mr. Louis MacMillan, Wilmington. 



(By MRS. H. G. WALKER.) 

Tlie Department of Religious Education met in the Dio- 
cesan office in Wilmington on February 18th at two thirty 
in the afternoon with Dr. Lay, vice chairman, in the chair. 
The following members were present: Dr. Lay, Rev. Archer 
Boogher, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Walker. VisiLors present 
were Rev. W. R. Noe, Mr. C. C. Chadbourne, and Mrs. Card- 

The first business taken up was a discussion of the 
various commissic'ns under the Department. Dr. Lay spoke 
of the importance of these commissions and of the respon- 
sibility resting upon each chairman so that something may 
be accomplished. The revised list of commissions will be 
published in the Mission Herald. The different kinds of 
work to be taken up by each commission was discussed 
and it was decided that any chairman may in consultation 
with the vice-chairman add any name to that commission. 

Mr. Noe next spoke on the need for a Young People's 
Conference this spring or as soon after the closing of 
schoc'ls as possible, mentioning Kinston, Greenville and 
Beaufort as possible places for this conference. This mat- 
ter was discussed fully and a committee, with power to 
act, was appointed to make all necessary arrangements 
for such a conference. Committee — Rev. W. R. Noe, Chair- 
man, Rev. Alexander Miller, Mi-. R. D. Cronly, Mrs. S. P. 
Adams, Mrs. Guy A. Cardwell, all of Wilmington. 

The next matter to be taken up was that of the Children's 
Lenten Offering and the impc'rtance of stressing the mis- 
sicn side of the offering. As an aid ot this, Missionary Post- 
ers have been sent to each Church Schoo'l. The question 
of having an objective for which to work in the Diocese 
and of giving each school a proportionate part was dis- 
cussed. After Mr. Noe presented the plan by which this 
might be done in the Diocese, the following resoluton was 

Resolved, That we approve the plan of raising $6,000 
through the Children's Lenten Offering during 1924. 

The matter of attendance of pupils and teachers at 
Church School was taken up and plans discussed by which 
blanks might be used so' that a list could be published 
in the Mission Herald showing the percentage of atten- 
dance in each school. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Plans have been made for a state-wide Social Servic 
Commission in North Carolina, to be composed of two mem- 
bers from each of the three dioceses of the state. 




The Elizabeth City Independent recently published a 
picture of the Rev. J. W. Heyes, and had this to say about 

•Here is a lovable chap who won his way into the hearts 
of Hyde county folks only to receive and accept a call from 
a larger parish. Rev. J. W. Heyes, who has served the 
Episcopal Church at Swan Quarter, has been called to the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Farmville. Writing ol 
Rev. Heyes, to this newspaper, a Hyde county correspon- 
dent says: "Mr. Heyes has been a cheerful and inspiring 
personality, aside from his ministrations as a rector. He 
is versatile, but mc'dest. His enthusiasm embraces all in 
terests, whether spiritual, social, or relating to business 
activities. He has traveled extensively and, like a magnet, 
has attracted to himself, or perhaps it would be better to 
say absorbed, much of all the good that he has come in 
contact with, and his appearance at any functic'n, that 
has to do with the welfare of his fellows, cheers, inspires, 
and vitalizes. 

"It is not strange that we are unable tc keep such a man. 
The influence of his contact and the result of his ministry 
naturally reaches out and attracts attention of the people 
who are better able than we, to command his ministrations 
Mr. Heyes is a practical Christian, with wonderful ambi- 
bition to serve his fellowmen, without respect to sect, creed 
or natic'nality. He is liberal in his attitude in regard to 
the belief or the faith of others. His sense of obligation 
to his neighbor using this term in its largest sense, impels 
him to seek the acquaintance of and benefit in every pos- 
sible way, every human being within physical range." 


One Saturday early in the month Cur girls were given 
a special treat, a swimming party at the Y. W. C. A. 
This was especially enjoyed as we have no swimming pool 
at the Orphanage. 

On the evening of St. Valentine's Day, the teachers and 
matrons gave a surprise party for Mr. and Mrs. Thornton 
tJ celebrate their ten years of faithful service at the Or- 
phanage. Miss Nail and Miss Gulick had prepared dainty 
refreshments and some clever original games to suit the 
occasion. The Superintendent on behalf of the Executive 
Ccmmittee presented a ten dollar gold piece to both Mr. 
and Mrs. Thornton in recognition of their faithful service. 

The Junior Daughters of The King of St. Peter's Parish 
gave all the children at the Orphanage a most delightful 
Valentine party on February 15. The gaily bedecked val- 
entine box aroused great curiosity and expectation on the 
part of the children, which was not disappointed by the 
lovely valentine's pro'duced therefrom. The old-fashioned 
games which all children love were played on the campus 
and ice cream and cake rounded out a most delightful 

We are proud of our troop of Girl Reserves who, in a 
recent indoor track meet at the Y. W. C. A. won fourth 
place out of a list c'f more than fifteen troops competing. 

A very attractive entertainment was given on the night 
of Washington's Birthday by the school under the able 
direction of Miss Nail, primary teacher. 

The Executive Committee has held several meetings in 
the interest of the building program. At these meetings 
plans have been evolved looking toward a campaign to be 
held in the latter part of April and during the mcnth of 

This campaign is necessary to meet actual needs of re- 
placement and additional equipment, in order to make our 
Oiphanage a modern and up-to-date plant. 

You were privileged to grow up in a real home; what 
did it mean to you? How much of a real home are you 

going to provide for the little ones entrusted to your care? 

Cash contributions received at the Thompson Orphanage 
from the Diocese of East Carolina from January 12-Feb. 
29, 1924: 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's $ 12 . 27 

Edenton, St. Paul's b8 . 20 

Winton, St. John's 20.10 

Edenton, Christ Church •a'j . 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 1 . 55 

Fayetteville, S't. John's 135.82 

Faison, St. Gabriel's 4 . 50 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's 1 . 07 

Windsor, St. Thomas' S. S 2.45 

Windsor, St. Thc'mas' S'. S 2 . 34 

•'Jhurcl School Serv oj Lsague, East Carolina.... 22.00 

Gold-boro, Mrs. Nan Jones 5 . 00 

Ffirmville, Miss Lillian Fields 2.00 

Wilmington, Miss Harlow 2.00 

Mrs. A. L. Bynum, New Bern b . 00 

New Bern, Mrs. M. R. Thomas 200.00 

Contributions in kind during same peric'd: 

Wilmington, Mrs. Divine — 2 boxes clothing. 

Wilmington, Mrs. Donald McRae — 10 pairs stockings. 

Watha, Mrs. W. F. Peace — 4 aprons, 1 sweater. 

Great interest is being manifested in the Educational 
Tours from Eastern North Carolina to Washington, D. C, 
to be operated commencing March 16th by the Norfolk 
Southern Railro'ad Company ih connection with the Norfolk 
& Washington Steamboat Company. This is an All.Expense 
Tour covering entire cost of trip from time of starting 
until reaching home on return trip, including railroad fare, 
Pullman fares, where necessary, hotel accommodations and 
all charges in connection with sight-seeing trips. Full in- 
formation in connection with this trip can be obtained from 
any agent of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Company. 

A Bishop Beatty Scholarship at the University of the 
South has been established by Churchwomen of the Diocese 
of Tennessee, who presented the sum o-f $10,000 to the dio- 
cese at the recent diocesan convention, as a permanent 
trust fund for the education of a theological student. 

The Church new has sixty or seventy missions for for- 
eign-born where services are conducted in their various 
tongues, while some six or seven hundred parishes regularly 
or occasionally lend their buildings for the use of similar 

Here is a question I have been asking myself and I pass 
it c'n to you. I have prayed this day, "Thy Kingdom come." 
What did I do this day to show the sincerity of that desire? 
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^7\ HE Church was thrilled by Bishop jMcKim's brave message after the earthquake 
^^ in Japan last September, ''AH gone but faith in God," and the National Coun- 
cil proudly recalls the prompt and generous action of our people in providing emergency 
relief for the Japanese Church. 

Knowing that temporary relief must be followed by careful reconstruction, the Council 
sent its President and the Executive Secretary of the Department of Missions to Japan 
to study the facts, confer with leaders and report a program. 

At its meeting, on February 20th, the Council received the report of Bishop Gailor 
and Dr. Wood, containing a complete plan for reconstruction, based upon personal in- 
vestigation and conferences with clergy and leaders of the Japanese Church, with Dr. 
Teusler, of St. Luke's Hospital, with architects and building experts and with Japanese 
statesmen such as Viscounts Goto and Shibusawa. 

Transcending the need for physical restoration, they report that following the disas- 
ter there has developed the greatest opportunity ever presented for making Christ 
known to Japan. In this we must play our joart and reap the rich heritage of the conse- 
crated effort of more than sixty years. 

They declare the experience and conviction of the leaders of the Japanese Church 
to be that for successful evangelistic effort it is absolutely essential that in addition to 
churches there be both a complete and balanced system of education for the development 
of Christian leaders and medical work as a practical demonstration of Christianity. 

The Council at the meeting had the benefit of the advice of Bishop McKim, Bishop licil'- 
snider and Bishop Tucker, who imqualifiedlj endorsed the report of Bishop Gailor and 
Dr. Wood and the convictions upon which its recommendations were based. 

The estimated cost of the restoration of buildings and equipment and fcv necessary 
expansion to make the work coitipleto and efficient, is $3,000,000. 

The Council has appointed a ccrumitree to lay the facts before the Chur.^ii, confident 
that the Church, in facing this larger task of permanent reconstruction, will exhibit the 
same splendid spirit of devotion and sacrifice that responded so effectively to the oriier- 
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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVlll. 


No. 4 


"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

April 20- 



Easter Day 
•Easter Monday 
22 — Easter Tuesday 
27 — First Sunday after Easter 
28— St. Mark, Evangelist 
1 — SS. Philip and James 
4 — Second Sunday after Easter 
11 — Third Sunday after Easter 
18 — Fourth Sunday after Easter 


The Bishop's Letter. 

S'ome day, perhaps, I may be able to write a long,un- 
hurried letter to my big diocesan family, but in the mean- 
time, I suppose I will have to continue the rather sketchy 
epistles that I have been sending you through the col- 
umns of the Mission Herald for the past few years — my 
Bishop's Letter is often written under "difficulties, some- 
times while waiting for a train at a junction point, some- 
times while being entertained in the homes of my good 
friends and sometimes during my brief visits to my dear 

In every case, however, they are written gladly and 
cheerfully, and all of them, however sketchy, contain a 
full measure of love and affection to the dear people in 
East Carolina whom I have the privilege of serving. 

On Saturday night, March the eighth, l preached, and 
confirmed one person, presented by the priest in charge. 
Rev. J. B. Brown, in St. Jude's Church, Aurora. 

On Sunday the ninth, at the morning service, I preach 
ed, confirmed six persons, presented by the Rector, i . 
Thomas N. Brincefield, and celebrated Holy Communion 
in the Church of the Holy Cross, Aurora. 

In the afternoon, Mr. Brincefield and I went on to Bo 
nerton where I preached in St. John's Church at three 
o'clock. From there we went on to Edward where I 
preached in the Church of the Redeemer at seven o'clock. 

The next morning, in spite of a cold rain and muddy 
roads, Mr. Brincefield very graciously transported me in 
his faithful Ford over the thirty mile trip to New Bern 
in time for me to board a nine o'clock train. 

On Wednesday, the twelfth, I preached at the Lenten 
community service in Grace Church, Charleston, S. C, 
and, as usual, I enjoyed my annual visit to the Rev. 
Doctor Way and his splendid people. 

On Sunday morning, the sixteenth, I preached and con- 
firmed one person, presented by the Rector, Rev. Harvey 
A. Cox, in Christ Church, Hope Mills. 

In the afternoon I preached and confirmed one person, 
presented by Mr. Cox, in St. Stephen's Church, Red 
Springs. From Red Springs Mr. Cox and I went on to 
Lumberton where 1 preached in Trinity Church at night. 

On Monday, the seventeenth, Mr. Cox and I went to 
Maxton, where I preached in S't. Matthews' Church, at 
eleven o'clock. 

In the afternoon I had the privilege of addressing the 
students of Carolina College, a splendid Methodist Insti- 
tution located in Maxton. 

On the night of the seventeenth I paid my first visit 

to our new mission, the Chapel of the Advent, in Row- 
land, where I preached to a' splendid congregation in the 
Masonic Hall. Mr. Cox has been giving regular services 
at this point for several months, and we have every reason 
to feel encouraged over the prospects for growth and de- 
velopment in that fine, attractive town. 

On Thursday night, the twentieth, I preached and con- 
firmed three persons, presented by Candidate for Holy 
Orders, Mr. Sidney E. Matthews, in Grace Church, White- 
ville. , 

On Saturday, the twenty-second, accompanied by Mrs! 
Darst, I drove to Southern Pines where we spent the 
night as the guests of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles P. Hol- 

:0n Sunday morning, the twenty-third, I preached in 
Emmanuel Church, Southern Pines, of which Mr. Holbrook 
is rector. 

In the afternoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook, 
we drove over to the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Hoke 
County, where I preached at four o'clock. The Sanatorium 
is in the Diocese of East Carolina, but as it has been 
practically impossible for any of our clergymen to go 
there for regular services we are especially fortunate in 
having Mr. Holbrook of the Diocese of North Carolina, 
go to the Institution one Sunday in each month. 

From the Sanatorium we came on to Fayetteville and 
after spending the night with some good friends, came 
on to Wilmington the next day. 

On Thursday night, the twenty-seventh, I preached at 
a special Lenten service in one of my former parishes, 
St. Paul s, Newport News, and enjoyed being with my 
old parishoners again. 

On Sunday afternoon, in Christ Church, Eliznbeth City, 
I had the privilege of baptizing three babies, and enjoyed 
the service very much. 

On Sunday, the thirtieth, at the morning service, I 
preached in Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

In the afternoon, I preached and confirmed four per- 
sons, presented by the Priest-in-charge, Rev. S. N. Griffith, 
in St. Philip's Church, Elizabeth City. 

In the evening, I preached again in Christ Church, 
and confirmed seven persons, presented by the Rector, 
Rev. George. F. Hill. 

On Monday night, the thirty-first, I preached to a con- 
gregation that filled the church, and confirmed eignteen 
persons, presented by the rector. Rev. Joseph N. Byuura, 
in St. James' Church, Belhaven. 

This was perhaps the largest number of persons ever 
confirmed at one time in Belhaven, and Mr. Bynum and 
his loyal people have every reason to feel encoui'aged 
over this splendid ingathering of souls. 

After the service in Belhaven, my good host and hia 
wife brought me to Washington where I spent the rest 
of the night with the genial rector of St. Percr's. 

On April the first that same genial rector di'ove me to 
rJew Bern in time for me to caicn the morning train for 

Maybe I will have time for a longer letter next time. 

Praying that all of the blessings and all of the mean- 
ing of Easter may be yours in full measure, I am. 

Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 


At last our Mission in Mayaguez, Porto Rico, is to have 
a church building, after many years of working and wait- 
ing. This will do away with the necessity of using school 
rooms for services, and the basement will provide a large 
bright assembly and school room for the children. 


To Raise Three Million Dollars For Re-Habili- 

tation of Church in japan 



The Chimneys of the Ruined SI. Margaret's School, Japan, surrounded by the Ruins of 
the Cathedral, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Bishops' and Teachers' Residences. 

Col. William Cooper Proctor, the well-known Cincinnati 
Publicist believes that the world's great need is the 
spirit of brotherhood between nations, and is enthusiasti- 
cally advocating Christian missionary work in Japan as 
an important stabilizing influence. Col. Proctor has just 
assumed the chairmanship of the Executive Committee 
having in charge a fund which the National Council of 
the Episcopal Church is creating for the restoration of 
Church property destroyed in the Japan earthquake 
last September. Rt. Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, D.D., Presid- 
ing Bishop of the Church, and Rt. Rev. Thomas F. Gailor, 
D.D., President of the National Council, are honorary 
chairmen of the National Committee in connection with 
the fund. 

The estimated cost for reconstructing the Tokyo plant 
of the Church, which was totally destroyed with its churcl- 
es, educational ■ institutions, and the famous St. Luke's 
International Hospital, will be $3,000,000, of which sum 
$600,000 will be provided by the use of valuable land in 
the city of Tokyo. Sunday, May 25, has been designated 
as the day upon which the effort to raise this fund shall 
culminate. Meanwhile subscriptions for material, etc., 
will be sought, and each parish will be asked to organize 
for a canvass for subscriptions of $10 and upwards to 
conducted between May 5th and May 15. A general appeal 
will be made to all communicants and adherents of th( 

church and the Sunday scliool children, about a week 
before the final offering. 

In accepting the chairmanship of the Executive Com- 
mittee Col. Proctor writes: 

I have undertaken this work because of my conviction 
that what the world needs most today is the spirit of 
brotherhood between nations, and that this must be based 
upon broad Christian principles. As a result of the World 
War Europe is greatly shaken in its faith; and if it is 
l)ossible at this time to strengthen Christianity in the 
Orient, and I believe it is through the practical efforts 
v/hich the Church is putting forth there; it is the common 
sense thing to be done, especially by the people of America. 

".Japan was first opened to the world by an American — 
Commodore Perry, in 1853. Within a few years the mi^ 
sionaries of the Episcopal Church were at work there, and 
since that time have been building toward the ideal of 
Japan as a Christian nation. The policy of the Church 
has been consistent in the idea that the t'^aching of the 
Gospel must be accompanied always by tangible evidence 
t.s to what the practice of the Gospel means. This was the 
reason for the foundation of that great institution known 
throughout the Orient as St. Luke's International Hospital, 
which stood in a fine group of buildings which included 
Holy Trinity Cathedral and the educational institutions. 

"Six months ago it was reduced to a mass of ruins; 


today it is a bee hive of activity housed in barracks, 
tents and temporary structures; to-morrow it must be 
a massive building of reinforced concrete, able to with- 
stand fire and earthquake, to minister to the needs of 
the poor and the afflicted, and above all, able to testify 
to the fact that Christianity is a religion of service and 
has no limitations of nation or race. With the destroyed 
churches and educational institutions rebuilt in TokyOi 
and S't. Luke's working in cooperation, we shall be playing 
no small part in the world-wide task of restoring the peace 
and tranquility which is the world's greatest need. 

"I am convinced that the Church people in America 
will loyally and enthusiastically make possible the recon- 
struction of their destroyed buildings in Tokyo. It is an 
opportunity at once to spread ChristiBnity among the Japa- 
nese and, at the same time, to strengthen the ties which 
already bind the two nations. I am glad to have an 
humble part in this practical effort." 

Central tower of the Academic building of St. Paul's, Uni- 
versity at Rebukuro, eleven miles out from Tokyo. Anoth- 
er of the turrets has since fallen and the walls are badly 



(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

St. James', Belhaven, has again been blessed by a visita- 
tion of our beloved Bishop, when on the night of March 
.31st he confirmed eighteen persons. This was the largest 
class in the history of the Parish and likely the most 
inspirational service ever held in the Church. The con- 
firmation class would have been larger had not tr, > measles 
detained three candidates. There were maay ])resent in 
the congregation who never saw a Bishop or a,n 
Episcopal servif-e before. The large class, the Bishop's 
splendid sermon, the largest offering ever made here to 
the Bishop's Fund, and the full congregation made this 
event the high water mark of the Parish. 

A preaching mission was begun March 24th preparatory 
to the Bishop's visit and it promised much but was jn- 

teirupted and closed the third day by the ilhiess of Mrs 
Cook, the Missioner's wife. 

The sons and daughters of Mrs. Bettie B. Marsh have 
recently placed a beautiful white marble font in the 
Church as a memorial to their mother who was a faififal 
aTid loyal member of this congregation. The congrega- 
tion is proud of this splendid memorial. It will be dedi- 
cated some time in the near future. 

The parish has been enjoying slow but steady and suo- 
tlantial growth for the past few years and pride and 
gtatitude of the congregation thereat is manifesting itsfU 
in awakened interest on the part of numbers of men and 
w 'jmen and young folk of the Church. The Woman's 
Corporate Communion on Annunciation and the Uni"?! 
Thr.nk Offering exceeded any in the past six jears of the 
])resent rectorate. Each year reveals growth in the giv- 
ing spirit of St. .Tames' people in that every special offer- 
ing has been larger than the same for the preceding year, 
'i'his is especially true of all the offerings from the Church 
S<bool Both Rector and people are happy in the truth 
of this news. J. N. B. 


At the annual Parish meeting in January the entire 
vestry was re-elected. It consists of the following gen- 
tlemen: George C. Royall, Benj. R. King, John F. Hicks, 
Andrew Falkener, D. Wilborn Davis. Sam D. Scott, C. J. 
Parks, James T. Jeffreys, H. F. Lee, E. G. Porter, J. Frank 
Hosea and B. L. Meade. Messrs. Royall and King were 
appointed Senior and Junior Wardens, respectively, H. 
Fitzhugh Lee was elected Treasurer in place of C. J. 
Parks who had given long and efficient service, while 
Miss Sallie Hicks was retained as assistant treasuL'or •Wid 
collector. Miss Hicks has made a remarkable Pt.^ f-ess 
of this work, and is invaluable to the parish. Jam^BS T. 
Jeffreys requesting to be relieved of the office of Secre- 
tary, after several years of service, was succeaded by 
S'am D. Scott. 

The Annual Canvass was the most satisfactory in the 
Pfrish history. Pledges were secured sufficient !o ccver 
the budget adopted for 1924, and the reports of the treas- 
urer as well as of Executive Secretary Noe show that 
these pledges are being promptly met. 

The Church Service League, under the Presidency of 
Mrs. R'ust Smith, is achieving notable results, ith an 
pverage attendance of forty at the monthly mee^'ings. 

Mr John Hicks became Superintendent of the Suiiday 
School a few months ago, and by the application of busi- 
ness methods and generous personal service has improved 
the organization beyond previous attainment. 

Two mishaps during the winter catised tro'ible and 
expense, but the parish rose to the occasion and promptly 
met the difficulties. The parish house floor gave ;!way, 
and had to be entirely removed and rebuilt, and following 
this the Church furnace exploded, necessitating expensive 
repairs. The total cost of these two misadveitures was 
more than $600, but the costs were immediately paid. 
Then a Parish meeting was held in March, at which it 
was decided to raise the indebtedness of $1,000, wJitch was 
incurred during the war. The congregation responded 
unanimously, and this burden is being rapidly roi?oved. 

The rector recently preached at the Synagogue Oheb 
Sholem. at the invitation of Rabbi Mayerberg and congre. 
gation, the first Christian ever heard in that place. 

The Rev. E. F. Jilson. of the diocese of Lexington, has 
been called to Holy Trinity Church, Hertford. Mr. Jilson 
visited this parish on the first Stinday in April, and de- 
lighted a good congregation. ' It is sincerely hoped that he 
will accept the call. This important and delightful parisij 
ha§ been without a Rector for some months. 


1ST, 1924. 

Bishop Darst in his annual address, said: 

"We must, however, get out of the bad habit of waiting 
until the eleventh hour to pay our obligations. Our Dio- 
cesan Treasurer pays the stipends of our Missionary 
Clergy regularly each month, even if he has to borrow the 
money to do so. The Treasurer of the National Council 
pays the stipends of the Missionaries all over the world 
monthly, and he does have to borrow hundreds of thou- 
sands of dollars in order to keep faith with these repre- 
sentatives of ours in China and Japan and the islands of 
the sea. 

"Realizing these facts, and they are facts, the Parishes 
and Missions should remit promptly each month the 
pledges of the people, and thus save anxiety and strain 
during the year and the grave danger of failing to pay 
the accumulated obligations at the end of the year." 

Appended is the Treasurer's statement of the amounts 
paid on pledges up to and including March 31st, 1924. 

Executive Secretary. 

Wilmington, N. C, April 2, 1924. 

Statement of Accounts paid on Pledges for the Church's 
Mission — Diocesan and General — to April 1st, 1924: 

ment. Pledge 

*Atldnson, St. Thomas $100.00 $100.00 

Ayden, St. James 320 . 00 320 . 00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 1000.00 263.20 

*Bath, St. Thomas 220.00 220.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 830.00 600.00 

Belhaven, St. James 750.00 500.00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 180.00 150.00 

*Chocowinity, Trinity 280.00 280.0(7 

Clinton, St. Paul's 500.00 400.00 

Creswell, St. David's 795.00 795.00 

Edenton. St. Paul's 3000.00 3000.00 

Elizabeth City,Christ Church 2415.00 1826.44 

Fayetteville, St. John's 4665.00 4100.00 

Fayetteville. St. Joseph's... 200.00 200.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 250.00 215.00 

Goldsboro, St.' Stephen's 1950.00 1500.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 2100.00 2100.00 

Grifton, S't. John's 360 . 00 90 . 20 

♦Hamilton, St. Martin's 375.00 375.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 1170.00 1000.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church.. 280.00 108.50 

Jessama, Zion 275 . 00 275 . 00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 3200.00 1000.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's.. 390.00 125.00 

New Bern, Christ Church.. 4830.00 3000.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's 590.00 300.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 1230.00 968.00 

Red Springs, S't. Stephen's.. 260.00 49.40 

R'oper, St. Luke's 500.00 250.00 

*Seven Sp'gs, Holy Innocents' 385.00 385.00 

Southport, St. Philip's 250.00 250.00 

Vanceboro, 9t. Paul's 360.00 100.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 6255.00 3000.00 

*Williamston, Ch. of Advent. 1155.00 1155.00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd 610.00 250.00, 

Wilmington, St. .James' 11040.00 11040.00 

*Wilmington, S't. John's 4800.00 4800.00 

Wilmington. S't. Mark's 780.00 300.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 1995.00 1995.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas 1290.00 596.70 

Winton, St. John's 250.00 158.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 500.00 400.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 220.00 105.00 

*Bunyan, S't. Stephen's..:... 60.00 60.00 

Burgaw, St. Mary's 120 . 00 75 . 00 

Paid by 







ment. Pledge 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 320.00 320.00 

Edenton, St. John-Evangelist 175.00 175.00 

"■■Edward, Redeemer 115.00 115.00 

*Elizabeth City, St. Philip's. . 100.00 100.00 

Fairfield, All Saints 35.00 35.00 

*Faison, St. Gabriel's 80.00 80.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 530.00 530.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's... 50.00 50.00 

*Lumberton, Trinity 150.00 150.00 

*Maxton, St. Matthew's 130.00 130.00 

*North West, All Souls 100.00 100.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 165.00 90.40 

*Sladesville, St. John's 70.00 70.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter's 110.00 56.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 270.00 75.00 

Warsaw, Calvary 80 . 00 80 . 00 

Washington, St. Paul's 400.00 300.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 300.00 300.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church.. 90.00 90.00 

*Wilmington, Ascension 150.00 150.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's 200.00 200.00 

Wrightsville, St. Andrew's.. 100.00 100.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew's.. 130.00 130.00 

Aurora, St. Jude's 110.00 100.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 130 . 00 130 . 00 

Ayden, St. Thomas' 45.00 45.00 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 30.00 30.00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 85.00 85.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 125.00 125.00 

Jasper, St. Thomas' 50.00 50.00 

Kinston, Christ Church 60.00 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's 70.00 70 00 

Murfreesboro, St. Biarnabas' 50.00 50.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 50.00 50.00 

Pikeville, Mission 50.00 50.00 

Pollocksville, Mission 48.00 48.00 

Roper, St. Ann's 140.00 65.00 

Rowland, Mission 70.00 59.80 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 60.00 30.00 

*Wallace, Mission 50.00 50.00 

* The asterisk denotes that the final report 
Every Member Canvass has not been received, and 

reason the pledge is supposed to be no less than 

Paid by 




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Mr. Harvey has gone from us. The Lord of all has cal- 
ed him to a seat in His Kingdom. We deplore our loss; 
but rejoice that to the Kingdom of Heaven there has been 
added a jewel. 

Be resolved, That we express as a bodv our aiiprocia- 
tion of him as a constant, sincere adviser and conns ?Mor 
in the work; and of his excellent character, and rerviee to 
his church and our branch of it. 

That we extend our sympathy to each member of his 
family in their loss, may be comforted in the knowledge 
that he has gone to his reward. 

That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his family, 
kept on our minutes, published in the Standard-Laconie 
and the Mission Herald. 





A four-page illustrated leaflet is about to be issued by 
the Church Periodical Club describing the importance 
of a medical library for the work of St. Luke's Hospital, 
Tokyo. Watch for it, or send for it, to 2 West 47th Street, 
New York, and read about this eminently practical un- 






Lent began early in the month and everybody is working 
hard to get money to put in tlieir mite boxes, so as to 
have a bigger offering, if possible, than last year when 
at Easter an offering of nearly $50.00 was received and 
sent ■ to Miss S'usan Smith for her work in Alaska. A 
program of Bible readings for both morning and evening 
has been adopted, and the habit of daily Bible reading ii 
thus being strengthened. In addition there are the daily 
chapel services and on Sunday a confirmation class is 
being prepared, looking forward to the visit of Bishop 
Penick on May fourth. 

The Rev. Mr. Scovil, in charge of the young people's 
work in the Diocese of North Carolina, was a welcome 
viaitor recently, and met with tire officers and program 
committee of our Young People's Service League and ga\e 
some very helpful suggestions for the furtheran?;e of the 

Our Young People's Society has been organized since 
July, 1923, and has accomplished a number of splendid 
things in that time. 

The Orphanage "Wohelo" branch of the Girl Reserves, 
won the silver cup and many individual awards at a re- 
cent meet of the Girl Reserves of Charlotte. 

The Social Service Conference brought a number of 
our good friends to Charlotte and we very much enjoyed 
visits from the Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive Secretary of 
the Diocese of East Carolina, Miss Mary G. Shotwell of 
the State Department of Public Welfare, Mrs. Steiulman 
of S't. Paul's, Winston-Salem, and Mrs. Cunningham of 
Holy Trinity, Greensboro. 

During this month Lenten concerts have been given 
under the auspices of the two parishes mentioned above 
for the benefit of the Thompson Orphanage Building Fund. 
We are very grateful to our friends in these two pii'lshet 
and to the artists who gave their services for their helo 
in our behalf. 

It may be that by the time these notes are rea.l our 
building campaign will be under way, — we sincerely hu;)e 
it will, and that the response will be one sufflcion': to 
represent the spirit of benevolence of our Church paocle 
worthily. What finer cause could there be? What if. the 
best music? The laughter of an innocent child. 1 = 
the best biography? The life which writes charity \v. 
the largest letters. What is the best art? Painting a 
smile, on the face of a child. Again let us recall what 
Masefield said: "He who builds a child a home builds 
palaces in kingdom come." 

Appended is the honor roll for March, and the conti-ibu- 
tions received during March from the Diocese. 


First Grade — 

Elizabeth Jones 96 

Stella Smith 93 

Harry Potts 93 

Otho Smith 90 

Second Grade — 

Lucille Vincent 97 

Mabel Smith 91 

William Smith t'O 

Third Grade — 

Letty Smith 97 

Willie Sanford 93 

Wade Webb 92 

William Potts 90 

Oscar Spence 90 


Margaret Edmondson 94 

Ruth Duffy 32 

Carrie Beasley 92 

Ruth White 92 

Oleta Deal 97 1-2 

Mary Edmondson 92 

Estella Bereece 9G 

Rachel Honeycutt 92 i-2 

Lillian Melton d'^ 1-2 

Ruth Bean t'3 

Dorothy Parish 93 

Cash contributions received by the Thompson Orphan- 
age during the month of March from the Diocese of East 
Carolina: .ij 

Miss Grace Harlow, Wilmington $ 2.00' 

Mrs. H. F. Wilder, Wilmington 5.00 

St. Thomas' Sunday School, Windsor 2.80 

Mrs. A. L. Bynum, New Bern 5 . 00 

"R. H." 30 . 00 

Woman's Auxiliary, Emmanuel Church, Farmville. . 10.00 

St. Paul's Sunday School, Wilmington 26.48 

St. Luke's Sunday School, Roper 5.95 

Contributions in kind received from Diocese of East 
Carolina during month of March: Mrs. H. M. S. Cason, 
Edenton — Dresses, sweaters and two coats. 


Mrs. Kate Wallace Riddick, widow of Dr. W. M. Rid- 
dick, and daughter of Mr. George Wallace, was i:!Ora in 
Glencoe, the family home in Norfolk County, Va., Sep- 
tember 9th, 1852, and died in Hertford, N. C, January 
21st, 1924. The three score years and ten were over j.'ist. 
but so lightly carried, with such cheery courage, that, 
small and frail of physique as she was, Mrs. Kate Wallace 
Kiddick seemed of those whom age cannot wither. 

Among her many and varied gifts of heart and, it 
is hard to choose what best expresses the beautiful spirit 
that that has passed. Deeply as well as wid3ly n-ad, 
fluent alike with pen or speech, she ha:i a ready 
sympathy, a quick respons'veness that made her an equaHy 
delightful companion for young or old. 

With an unfailing sense of humor, she had the gift of 
whole hearted laughter which made a sunshine in many a 
shady place. 

A lady of the old school, with all its fine and delicate 
perceptions of things too often disregarded in these hur- 
rying days, she never lost touch of sympathy with the 
present, following the Apostle's injunction to "prove all 
things and hold fast that which is good." 

A devoted member of Holy Trinity Church, Hertford, 
her religion was one of joyous service. She loved the 
Auxiliary meetings, the Bible class, the worship of the 
Church. I do not think she ever looked upon Church- 
going as a duty — the earnestness of her responses and 
the intentness of her listening face said always "It is 
good to be here." 

God's child, with the child's heart kept through all the 
years of her pilgrimage, she seemed most truly one of 
those who as George Herbert says 

"^ "Might from earth to Paradise go 

As from one room to another." 

So "the land that is very far off" seems nearer and 
more' home-like since one so lovably human has entered 
it, and those who loved and who miss her most sadly can 

"Cheerly to our work again 
With hearts new braced and set 
To run anew love's blessed race. 
As meet for those who face to face 
Over the grave their Lord have met. 



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These words of our Iiord in the 16th chapter of S't. John 
are of peculiar appropriateness at Easter. The note ol 
triumph and of joy is one that is sounded in every heart 
that looks to Christ for the assurance of victory and the 
vindication of every hope. Argument and speculation 
have no place in an atmosphere such as Easter creates. 
One instinctively feels that he is in the presence of a 
Fact, the most significant Fact of life. One may always 
and in all places be uplifted by a grateful remembrance 
of the triumphant Fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ; 
of His victory over every barrier that sin and death could 
raise; but at Easter there is a certain culmination of re- 
membrance and conviction that brings joy to every heart 
of faith. The eternal quality of joy receives every year a 
fresh and vivid demonstration. Grief, pain, disappoint- 
ment and discouragement are seen as but passing emo- 
tions in a life that has victory at the end. And now it is 
given to us to see the answer that God returns to our 
anxious questioning. It is an answer that brings joy to 
human hearts, such joy that no man can take from us. 
The controversalist may ply his trade, and confuse us. 
The obscurantist may fear the new paths that our learning 
opens for us; but we forget them both at Easter. Our 
thoughts are of Him. T. P., Jr. 



The news letter which we publish from St. James', 
Belhaven, this month brings distinct encouragement. It 
tells of a confirmation class that may not be large as con- 
firmation classes go, but it is a large one for that parish, 
and is an unmistakable sign of the sort of growth that we 
must have. We are not growing in numbers in this Dio- 

cese as we ought. That must be a fact evident to all. 
A study of statistics of the Diocese over a period of ten 
years will be convincing, tor they show that we are not 
doing much more than holding our own as far as baptisms 
and coniirmalions go. There may be no virtue in mere 
uumoers, but they mean that we are bringing people within 
the sphere of our influence and that we are extending 
our useiulness in the vital matter of increasing the mem- 
bership of God's family. Mr. Bynum, who presides over 
the destiny of this parish, has been there for some_ six 
years, we believe. This class was no accident, it was the 
ruit of these years of faithful work, zeal for the religious 
veliare of the people, and a policy of reaching out to 
lua new ways and places fo.r the exercise of his ministry. 
±L oihers of us among the clergy will be less attentive to 
Liisj urge 10 move on, and will be more interested in the 
intensive cultivation of our fields we will be able to get 
results ultimately that will gladden the heart of our 
ijisnop and cause us to be more hopeful of the future. 

T. P., Jr. 


It is positively exciting to hear of so many parish 
houses that are soon to be built in East Carolina. Not 
that we will have occasion to boast of such a large build- 
ing program, but because they are to be a symbol. It is 
just a good and healthy sign that we are interested in our 
young people, or rather in their proper religious develop- 
ment. Now that we think of it, we just can't imagine why 
\, ti have in the past been content to give our young people 
ior their very own nothing but a Sunday School that was 
in most cases dreadfully poor. Many of the poor Sunday 
Scnoois we have with us yet, but the building of the 
parish houses will afford equipment and facilities that 
ought to mean much improvement. Then this conference 
of young people we are going to have in Greenville in 
June is another sign of the emphasis we are placing on the 
enlistment of the young people in the cause of Christ and 
His Church. We hope that every encouragement will be 
given this conference, for it will mean much for the future, 
uur Lord and His Church can make a large use of the 
young people, who ought by all means to be brought to 
Him. T. P., Jr. 

Personal Items. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, Rector of St. Paul's, 
Greenville, Mrs. Cook and daughter, recently went to 
Philadelphia to attend the marriage of a son. Mr. Cook 
performed the ceremony. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe has been invited to conduct a con. 
fereuce on Missions at Camp Finney, Little Switzerland, 
from June 23rd to July 5th. This camp, which was estab- 
lished last year, was a great success. Bishop Penick, o5 
North Carolina, is the moving spirit. 

Bishop Darst will preach the sermon at the service of 
consecration of St. George's Church, Central Falls, R. I., 
on April 23rd. This is one of the churches visited by the 
Bishop when he went to the diocese of Rhode Island last 
fall in the interest of the Church's Program. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive Secretary of the Diocese, 
has been invited to hold a Preaching Mission during the 
summer in St. John's Church, Beetsville, Md. The Rev. 
Robert Lee Lewis, a former Rector of St. Thomas', Wind- 
sor, is Rector of this parish. 

The Rev. George E. Manson, Rector of St. Thomas', 
Windsor, recently made a ten-day visit to Florida. Mr, 
Manson writes the Mission Herald that many improve- 
ments have been made to the churches in his field. 



From April 21 to May 22. 

April 23— Consecration sermon, St(. George's Church, 
Central Falls, R. I., 11 a. m. Address Men's Gluo ot &l. 
George's at night. 

April 27 — St. John's, Wilmington, A. M. 

St. Andrew's, Wrightsville, afternoon. 

St. Paul's, Wilmington, night. 

May 2— S't. Joseph's, Fayetteville, P. M. 

May 4 — St. John's, Fayetteville, A. M. 

St. Philip's, Campbellton, afternoon. 

Good Shepherd, Tolar-Hart Mills, night. 

May 6 — -District Conference, Goldsboro, afternoon. 

Colored Convocation, St. Andrew's, night. 

May 11 — St. Stephen's, Goldsboro, a. m. 

St. Mary's, Kinston, p. m. 

May 12 — Mission, Pikeville, p. m. 

May 13 — Field Department meeting New York. 

May 18 — St. Luke's, Roper, a. m. 

Grace Church, Plymouth, p. m. 

May 19 — Emmanuel, Farmville, p. m. 

May 20 — St. Barnabas', Snow Hill, a. m. 

May 22 — Meeting of Executive Council in Wilmington. 




Old Sol showed a smiling face on Tuesday morning, 
March 24, and the District Group Meeting of the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary of the Episcopal church was held in 
Emmanuel Church. This meeting which was set for March 
11 was postponed on account of inclement weather. The 
24th proved a better choice and the pleasing springlike 
day enabled every town in this group to be represented. 
An impressive prayer service by the minister, Rev. J. 
W. Heyes, followed the opening hymn and the scripture 
lesson, 1st John, 4th chapter, was read by Mrs. Johnson, 
of Winterville, and the slogan of the organization, 2 Tim. 
2:15, was repeated. 

Thirty-six women answered the roll call and the towns 
of the district were represented as follows: Ayden 4, Farm- 
ville 18, Greenville 7, Grifton 3, Winterville 4. The or- 
ganization had a pleasant surprise in the presence of 
Mrs. J. G. Staton, of Williamston, diocesan president of 
the Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial societies. 

Mrs. J. D. Cox, of Winterville, the efficient president 
of this group, made a beautiful talk on "Prayer", urging 
her hearers to form prayer groups and have a family altar 
and prayers in the home. 

At each of these inspiring meetings some problem is 
presented by a designated Auxiliary and so at this time 
Mrs. Helen Turnage offered one of Ayden's problems for 
discussion, namely: "How to increase Attendance at Len- 
ten Study Classes." "Various suggestions were given, such 
as an interesting study, a capable leader and the giving 
of specific questions to different members before each 
meeting, these to be answered by appointed members at 
that time. R'ev. J. W. Heyes then made a splendid appeal 
to the women for the study of "Creative Forces of Japan," 
during the Lenten season. This study is recommended 
by the Department of Religious Education and is being 
studied extensively in this diocese. Mrs. R. Williams of 
Greenville, chairman of Edenton Convocation, also urged 
that this study be given special thought and prayer and 
in a short informal talk, discussed the assessments for 
1924 and requested that all the churches represented send 
delegates to the Young Peoples Conference to be held 
in Greenville this spring. 

At the stroke of 12, noon day prayers for missions and 

for an increase in the ranks of the clergy were offered. 

Mrs. W. C. Askew of Farmville, then gave a sketch c; 
the Layman's Movement in the diocese, and this group 
went on record as approving this movement. 

At 12:30 the assemblage was invited to lunch which was 
served in the basement of the Christian church. Lunches 
are brought by the members and although the dinner is 
made a small part of the day's program it always furnishes 
a period for sociality and friendly intercourse. 

At 1:30 the meeting was again called to order and a 
splendid paper on "Church Attendance" was read by Mrs. 
W. H. Ricks of Greenville. The paper was considered so 
fine by Mrs. Ricks' hearers that a motion was made and 
carried to print it in the Mission Herald to which Mrs. 
Ricks graciously assented. 

Mrs. Staton then spoke on various phases of women's 
work and explained the Auxiliary Special. The group 
v;as honored and delighted to have Mrs. Staton present 
and she was assured by the president that a cordial wel- 
come would ever await her. 

Mrs. J. D. Cox, of Winterville, followed with a helpful 
article on "Spirit-Power." After which the meeting ad- 
journed to meet with Greenville in May. 

FOR 1924. 

Central Expense Fund $ 800 . 00 

Auxiliary Special — Bishop Tuttle Memorial 600.00 

Miss Lula Disosway's Training 200.00 

The DuBose Memorial Church Training School.. 300.00 

Scnolarship— St. Paul's School, Beaufort 300.00 

Central Expense Fund for the following: 

Provincial Auxiliary Pledge $ 50.00 

National Executivie .Board , 25 . 00 

Summer School Delegates 200 . 00 

Church Periodical Club Correspondent's postage.. 25.00 

Printing Annuals 100 . 00 

Postage, Incidentals 50.00 

Diocesan Officers Traveling expenses 2U0.00 


On Wednesday evening of March 19th fourteen mem. 
bers of the Episcopal choir met at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. J. W. Joyner for the purpose of organizing. 

This was accomplished and the following officers were 
elected: Mrs. J. W. Joyner, President; Mrs. R. T. Martin, 
Vice-President; Mr. A. S. Bynum, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. A committee composed of Messrs. A. S'. Bynum, J. L. 
Shackleford and J. Warren, was appointed by Rev. J. W. 
Heyes, as temporary chairman, for the purpose of draw- 
ing up a Constitution and By-Laws of the organization, 
these to be submitted at the next meeting. 

Various plans were outlined and samples of Easter 
anthems were submitted and selected. 

Th-e choir feels very fortunate in having as a member 
Rev. Mr. Heyes who has a large amount of musical talent. 

The choir accepted the invitation of Mrs. J. L. Shackle- 
ford to meet with her on next Wednesday evening at 
7:45 o'clock. — Farmville Enterprise. 


The Rev. Arthur James Mackie, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
R. A. Mackie, Renovo, Pennsylvania, and Miss Mabei iieieu 
McConnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. McConnell, 
of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, were married on Thursday, 
March 20, 1924, in All Saints' Church, Guantanamo, Cuba, 
by the Rt. Rev. Hiram R. Hulse, D.D., Bishop of Cuba. 
Miss McConnell has been in Cuba two years as a teacher 
in the mission school, and Mr. Mackie is rector of All 
Saints' Church. He was ordained December 21, 1923, by 
Bishop Hulse. — The Living Church. 



Diocesan News. 


From over the Diocese there comes news of unusual 
intertsc in lenten services. Many rectors have issued 
special bulletins and instructions to their people about the 
observance of Lent, and the response has doubtless been 
due m large measure to such instruction and encourage- 
mem. The Rev. G. F. Hill, Rector of Christ Church, Eliza- 
beth City, issued a special pamphlet on "The Meaning oi 
Lent" that was especially helpful. 

"The Parish Visitor" is the name of another new Paroch- 
ial paper lor Bast Carolina. This paper, published for 
Christ Church, New Bern, and affiliated missions, by the 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew chapter of that parish, is very 
effectively gotten up, and most creditable in appearance. 
ljv. Maci<Cinnon is editor. 

The National Council, through its Field Department, has 
printed and distributed a paper read by the Rev. W. K. 
ivoe at a conference in Atlanta in January on the subject 
of the work of a Diocesan Executive Secretary. Mr. Noe's 
excellent paper provoked much favorable comment at the 
time that it was read, and it was the desire of the con- 
ference that it be placed in the hands of all the Bishops. 

At a recent meeting of the Standing Committee, the 
Rev. George F. Cameron was recommended to the Bishop 
for ordination to the Priesthood, and Mr. S'. E. Matthews 
for ordination to the D'iaconate. Messrs. Samuel C. Wool- 
vin and O. J. McI..eod were recommended for admission 
as candidates for Holy Orders. Mr. Cameron is now a sen- 
ior at the Virginia Seminary, while Mr. Woolvin is at the 
uuliose School. 

On Friday, April 11th, at 10 o'clock A. M., at St. John's 
Church, Wilmington, Mr. Sidney E. Matthews, was ordered 
deacon by the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst. Mr. Matthev,s, 
who has served Grace Church, Whiteville, since Christmas, 
is to take charge of the churches in Hyde County, where 
he will find a cordial welcome and hospitable treatment. 

The new St. Andrew's Church on Wrightsville Sound, 
near Wilmington, is to have its opening service on the 
afternoon of April 27th. Bishop Darst and the clergy of 
Wilmington will take part in the service. This handsome 
church, erected at a cost of $20,000, has been built largely 
through the personal efforts of the Rev. Frank D. Deaii, 
minister in charge. 

Several of the Wilmington clergy made exchanges during 
Lent. Rev. Messrs. F. D. Dean and J. B. Gibble have 
preached at St. Paul's. The Rev. Alexander Miller has 
preached at the Good Shepherd and at S't. Andrew's, 
Wrightsville Sound. 

A meeting of the Executive Council of the Diocese is 
scheduled for May 22nd. The meeting, which will be held 
in diocesan headquarters in the Southern Building, Wil- 
mington, will take up the matter of 1924 appropriations. 
It will be remembered that owing to the incomplete returns 
from' the every member canvass, the Executive Council 
at its January meeting was unable to make appropriations 
for the whole year. 

Plans are being completed looking to the erection of a 
parish house for St. Paul's, Wilmington, at an early date. 
The Rector, the Rev. Alexander Miller, has made a careful 
study of the needs of the parish, and has sought the erec- 
tion of a building that will take care of the activities of 

the young people. In this he has had the support of his 

vestry and people. This project was overlooked in our 

enumeration of projected parish houses in the March issue 
of the Mission Herald. 

On March 26th, Mr. E. A. Shields, provincial ^iecretary 
of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, visited Wilmington in 
the interest of that organization. Mr. Shields made an 
address at St. Paul's Church, and met the men of the con. 
gi'egation immediately after the service. He also met 
some of the men of St. John's parish, with a view to the 
organization of a chapter in that church. As a result of 
his visit there is a renewed interest in Brotherhood work. 

Special emphasis being placed on the young people's 
work at St. Paul's, Wilmington, by the Rector, the Rev. 
Alexander Miller. In keeping with the Church School 
progress, a special service is being held for the yo-mg 
people every fifth Sunday and each Friday during 
Lent. At all of the Lenten services the choir has been 
composed of young people, under direction of a special 
ccn.mittee, consisting of Mesdames A. T. St.Amand, W. O. 
Southerland, J. H. Hinton and Alexander Miller. 

News that the Rev. James E. W. Cook had to abandon 
a preaching Mission in St. James', Belhaven, after three 
days, on account of the illness of Mrs. Cook, will be re- 
ceived with regret. It is hoped that Mrs. Cook is com- 
pletely recovered. 


To the Women of the Convocation of Edenton: 

I am herewith enclosing your assessments for 1924. You 
will note that the amount is less than last year. I wish 
to impress upon you how deeply I appreciate the earnest 
and strenuous effort you made to meet all these require- 
ments of last year. I have every reason to think you 
will strive as faithfully and be as successful in this year's 

During the Convention held in New Bern in January 
at a meeting of the Diocesan officers and also at the Wo- 
men's meeting it was voted to ask all the organizations 
to pay their assessments as early as possible, therefore I 
am asking you to please pay by June, as the money is so 
much needed to carry on the work of the Church. If 
your assessments are paid early it does not mean that 
you will be called upon to contribute again to those objects. 
Of course the assessments must be paid first, after which, 
if you are so inclined you may contribute to any other 
worthy objects that appeal to you. 

We must not forget as members of the Woman's Auxil- 
iary, we have pledged our support to the Nation Wide 

Please do not hesitate to write to me about any of the 
work, for if I can in any way, at any time assist you, I 
shall be only too glad to do so. 

In closing I wish again to assure you of my appreciation 
for all your labor and loyalty and to insist that you pray 
earnestly over our great responsibility, asking God to guide 
and direct us in the work He would have us do. 
Faithfully yours, 

First Vice-President, East Carolina Woman's Auxiliary 
and Parochial Society. 

In sixteen out of the eighteen provinces of China the 
Chinese Church is carrying on work. The Church's Synod 
meets in Canton in May. It was organized in 1912, and 
now has eleven districts, with work supported by the 
Church in England, Canada and the United States, and 
by the Chinese Church itself. 





Editor's Note: The Rev. Alexander Miller, Rector of St. 
Paul's, Wilmington, recently wrote out a list of questions 
to test the knowledge of his people. The questions and 
answers are given. We expect to publish them in install- 

1. What do you mean by a Diocese? 

"A Diocese consists of a group of Parishes, organized 
within a certain area, that has been admitted into union 
with the Church by act of General Convention. Origi. 
nally, most of the Dioceses had the same boundaries as 
the States; but, with the growth of the Church, sub-di- 
vision was necessary. There are, for instance, five Dio- 
ceses in New York S'tate, and five in Pennsylvania. D'io. 
ceses elect their own Bishops, but such election must be 
confirmed by the House of Deputies of General Conven- 
tion, or by a majority of the Standing Committees of all 
the Dioceses and by a majority of the Bishops exercising 
jurisdiction within the United States." 

2. How many Counties in this Diocese? 33. 

3. When was this Diocese organized? 1883. 

4. Give the date of the present Bishop's consecration. 
January 6, 1915. 

5. Name the Bishops of North Carolina. 

Diocese of North Carolina: Rt. Rev. John Stark R'avens- 
croft, D.D., Consecrated May 22, 1823; Rt. Rev. Levi Silli- 
man Ives, D.D., Consecrajted September 22, 1831 ; De- 
posed October 14, 1853; Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson, D.D., 
Consecrated October 17, 1853; Rt. Rev. Theodore Benedict 
Lyman, D.D., Consecrated December 11, 1873; Rt. Rev. 
Joseph Blount Cheshire, D.D., Consecrated 1893; Rt. Rev. 
Edwin A. Penick, D.D., Bishop Coadjutor; Consecrated, 
1922; Rt. Rev. Henry Beard Delany, D.D., S'uffragan Bish- 
op, Consecrated 1918. 

Diocese of Western North Carolina: Rt. Rev. Junius 
Moore Horner, D.D., Consecrated 1898. 

fi. Name the Bishops of East Carolina: 

Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustine Watson, D.D., Consecrated 
April 17, 1884; Rt. Rev. Robert Strange, D.D., Consecrated 
Nov. 1, 1904; Rt. Rev. Thomas Campbell Darst, D.D., Con- 
secrated .January 6, 1915. 

7. What is the legislative body of the Diocese? 
The Annual Convention. 

8. How and when are the delegates selected? 

"Each regularly organized Parish within the Diocese 
shall be entitled to be represented by one or more Lay 
Delegates, not exceeding four, chosen by the Vestry from 
the male communicants of the Parish." Constitutlion, 
Article IV, Section 3. 

"The congregation of any organized Missionary Station, 
either without or within the limits of an already existing 
Parish, may elect from their number a Delegate to the 
Convention, who shall be admitted to a seat, and to par- 
ticipation in its deliberations, with the right of voting,, 
except in a vote by Orders." Canon 13, Section 3. 

"The Clerk of the Vestry of each Parish, and the Clerk 
of each Organized Mission electing Lay Delegates to the 
Convention shall furnish three certificates of said election, 
whereof one shall be handed to the Delegates elect, one 
shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Convention, and 
one to the Minister of the Parish where the Convention 
is to be held, the latter two to be mailed at least TWO 
WEEKS' before the time appointed for the opening of the 
session." Canon 1, Section 2. 

9. How many delegates are elected from each Parish? 
"One or more, not exceeding four." 

10. How many from a Mission? One. 

11. Name the delegates from your Parish — 1924. 

12. When does it meet and where — 1925? 
.lanuary 27, 1925, St. Mary's Church, Kinston, N. C. 

13. What do you mean by the Executive Council? 
"The Executive Council — shall administer and carry on 

the Missionary, Educational and Social Work of the 

* PLACE: Greenville, as guests of St. Paul's and other * 

* Greenville people. * 

* TIME: ,Iune 17, 18 and 19th. * 

* PURPOSE: To create enthusiasm for the cause of * 

* Christ and His Church among young people. * 

* MENU: Knowledge, Inspiration, Consecration and Fun * 

* PERSONNEL: Young People from All Over East * 

* Carolina. * 

* Watch for Further Announcements. * 

Church in this Diocese, of which work the Bishop shall 
be the Executive head." Canon 9, Section 1. 

14. Name the present body. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D D., Chairman. 

Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., Vice-Chairman. 

Rev. Walter R. Noe, Member Ex-officio and Secretary. 

Mr, Thomas D. Meares, Member Ex-officio, and Tre:^y- 

Rev. Archer Boogher, Rev. J. N. Bynum, Rev. G. F. Hill. 
Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C L., Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Mi . 
E. K. Bishop, Mr. G. V. Cowper, Mr. George B. Elliott, 
Major B. R Huske, Mr. George C. Royall, Mr. John R. 
Tolar, Jr., Mrs. S'. P. Adams, Mrs. James G. Staton, and 
Mrs. Richard Williams. 

15. How and when were they elected? 

"The Executive Council shall be composed of fifteen 
members to be elected annually by the Diocesan Coiivei- 
tion, of whom six shall be Clergymen, six laymen, ;ind 
three Laywomen, communicants of the Church in this Dio- 
cese." Canon 9, Section 3. 

16. How often do they meet? 

"The Executive Council shall meet with the Bishop at 
such stated times as it, with his concurrence, shall ap- 
point, at least twice a year, and at such other times as he 
shall convene it." Canon 9, Section 7. 

17. What is the business of this body? 

"The Executive Council shall exercise all the powers cf 
the Diocesan Convention, between the meetings thereof, in 
connection with the unification, development and prosecu- 
tion of the work of Missions, Church Extension, Religious 
Education, Christian Social Service and the Church Pen- 
sion Fund; for the performance of such work as may be 
committed tq them by the Diocesan Convention, and 
for the initiation and development of such new work be- 
tween said meetings as they may deem necessary, subject, 
however, to the provisions of the Constitution and Canons, 
and other directions of the Diocesan Convention." Canon 
9, Section 2. 


So crowded is the Church S'chool of Christ Church, 

Somerville, Mass., that, as the rectory is some distance 

away, the rector's class meets in the spacious but not 
overheated tonneau of his automobile. 

A native ministry is begun in Porto Rico, with the re- 
cent ordination of two men to the diaconate 

The consecration of the Cathedral in Havana took place 
just before Lent. 

Four scholarships of $30 a month, $360 a year, are 
sought by Bishop Carson of Haiti, to enable four young 
Haitiens, who are now struggling with religious studies 
in addition to their regular occupation, to give their full 
time to study for the ministry. The idea of a National 
Church is already deeply rooted in Haiti; a foreign min- 
istry could never be so successful as a native ministry, 
and with these four some relief could be brought to the 
shortage. Two parishes are now helping with two other 
young men. 





(Paper read by Mrs. W. H. Ricks, of Greenville, at Group 

1. Effect Upon Members Themselves. 

There is no surer way to ill health physicaliy than 
irregularities of habits, same is true of spiritunl health. 
To be strong spiritually, we must be regular attendants 
on the means of grace. One meal a day is not sufficient 
for our living needs. How can one service a day be suffi- 
cient for the spiritual needs? Can we thus expect to go 
through life without fainting spells — unpleasant fits, :'.nd 
frequent fallings? To be strong in the Lord wo must be 
frequently with the Lord. The best place to meet Him 
is where His honor dwelleth." 

Agitation plays a high card in attracting Church atten- 
dance. We discuss the ball games, the theater, the show, 
the various clubs, social affairs and the like. The success- 
ful business and professional man advertises promiscou_&- 
ly, keeps his wares and services before the people. Wliy 
not place the services of the Church and other aff-uvs both 
social and religious where they will attract attendance (at 
the same time being careful to keep ourselves and the 
Church within the bounds of dignity and prudence.) Much 
agitation of any one cause keeps the event in the rrunds 
of the people. Diverts thought to the cause agitai'.d. 
Events less advertised fade from the mind, while those 
given precedence remain active. (The mind is the niasier 
of man.) Whatever he feels he may be. No man can he 
religious who does not think of the Church end Church 
affairs. Well attended services by communicants pkices 
the example, produces a magnet which attracts many to 
the Church. 

Attendance becomes a popular fad, attracting the atten. 
tion, arousing curiosity which must be satisfied. The re- 
sult, well attended services. Many follow this example, 
(an ounce of example is better than a pound of iiroc-tpt ) 
[n many instances precept hardens the will, while follow- 
ing good exarriple leads and develops the individual. Reg- 
ular attendance at Church gives renewed spiritual life, 
satisfies and fills the hungry soul that would otherwise 
remain empty. Gives life a new purpose. Awakens and 
regenerates spiritual energj'. Places you upon a higher 
plane of living where your example and influence will be 
sought and followed. Thereby exerting a silent but ;ictive 
power that is more far reaching than words. The practice 
of the deeper principles of kindliness, love, and Christian- 
ity produces a sympathy for mankind that softens the 
heart and strengthens the soul, produces spiritual vigor, 
and a new light to the world which bears abua.-lant fruit. 
The members are on fire with inspiration. The wotk of 
the Church goes happily on, empty hearts are stored with 
truth, hope and love. New members are gathered into the 
Church. Without this practise we are like the' blind man 
who opened his eyes at the touch of Christ. Life of the 
Christian is full of sunshine and happiness, made evident 
by God's blessed love through our service to Him. "He 
profits most who serves best." 

If we are to do God's will and walk in the same all the 
days of our life we must have the help of the Blessed 
Sacrament. This help comes from communion with God. 
He offers full salvation to none, without full moral sur- 
render. This surrender and submission to God is kent 
steadfast only by prayer and communion with God and 
regular attendance at the Holy Communion and the Ohurca 
services, especially the Lenten services. 

Divine enthusiasm makes religion more than a mere 
rule of life. — A living. Divine principle, full of joy and 
nerved to constant missionary energy. The triumphs of 
enthusiasm are innumerable. Put your whole soul into 

what you do. Think nothing impossible. Let enthusiasm 
be the steam to drive your energy, industry and aoility. 
Enthusiasm is genius. Enthusiasm divides the world and 
the heavens among children. It sent Paul into the seventh 
Heaven. It opened the gates of Paradise to John. In 
death it revealed Christ to Stephen and winged the souls 
of martyrs upward from their roasting bodies. Enthus- 
iasm has given men confidence in their missions, without 
it they would have died of heartache and despair. En- 
thusiasm will accomplish today as great results as in cen- 
turies past. Will we allow ourselves to accept the proffer- 
ed privilege? Is it not then very necessary that every 
communicant be in his seat when the minister appears 
in the chancel? If you are late you may disturb the min- 
ister or some devout worshipper who is lost in commun. 
ion with God. The communicant who is a regular Church 
attendant will not neglect nor forget his duty toward God, 
duty toward his neighbor, the creed, the ten command- 
ments, the Baptismal and Confirmation vows. All of these 
will be ever fresh in the mind, living daily a faithful 
Christian life that pleases God. A life that is acceptable 
unto Him. 

When heart sorrows and bereavements come could we 
dare approach the Throne and ask for mercy and Divine 
guidance without having tried to follow his commands? 
He is our only help in the time of need and giveth, when 
we ask. that peace that passeth all understanding. 
(To be continued.) 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. Laura Brown, Mrs. L. 

B. McKay, Mrs. W. H. Huffines, Mrs. W. B. Wiil'ams, 
Mrs. T. B. Shore, Miss Ella Lewis, Miss Jennie McCloud, 
S. M. S'parrow, Mrs. N. C. Green, Miss May Houston, Miss 
Corinne Dortch, Mrs. Z. V. Norman, Mrs. E. L. Holioway, 
Mrs. S. P. Cross, Mrs. J. T. Killingsworth, Mrs. Emily 
Paine, Miss Jennie Brinkley, Mrs. Rosamond Meadows, 
Mrs. W. G. Bell, Mrs. T. W. Blount, Mrs. Fannie Cicdcn, 
Mrs. Robert Trippe, Mrs. O. H. Guion, Mrs. F. S. Duffy, 
Miss Mary Oliver, E. K. Bishop, Mrs. W. H. Coffleld, Mrs. 
H. M. Humphrey, B. R. King, Miss M. L. Parkhill, Mrs. 
Cliff Whitehead. Mrs. S. M. Gary, Miss H. M. Whlttaker, 
W. M. Butt, Mrs. S. E, Adams, Mrs. L. L. Sparrow, Mrs. 

C. L. Carrow, Mrs. J. E. Matthews, Mrs. J. H. Bonner, 
Mrs. W. B. Rodman, Dr. H. W. Carter, Mrs. .T. D. Biggs, 
Mrs. E. M. Brown, Mrs. C. H. Harding, Mrs E. T. Knott, 
Mrs. B. F. Bowers, J. G. Bragaw, Jr.. Mrs. Wm. von Eber- 
stein, Mrs. J. D. Grimes, Mrs. E. H. Harding, Mrs. J. F. 
B'andolph. Rev. Stephen Gardner, Mrs. M. E. Watson, Mrs. 
Darius White, Mrs. I. R. Miller, Mrs. W. O. Southerland, 
Mrs. J. D. Bellamy, Mrs. Theodore James, Mrs. John 
Snyder, Mrs. W. D. Jones, Rev. Alexander Miller, Mrs. 
Douglas Taylor. Mrs. Hugh McRae, Mrs. E. P. Bailey, Mrs. 

E. E. Pleasants, W. I. Baxter. Mrs. John Murchison, Mrs. 
Thomas Wright, Mrs. A. C. Camoche, Mrs. J. S. Mitchell, 
M. G. Saunders, J. L. Hazelhurst, .Jr., Mrs. William Crider, 
Mrs. W. C. Glover, Miss Louise Hill, Clayton Giles, Miss 
Hope Carson, Mrs. Charles Green, Mrs. L. T. Thompson, 
Mrs. Mary Guilford, Mrs. S. W. S'tyron, Mrs. W. J. Mc- 
Williams, Miss Emma Cuthrell, Mrs. T. H. Jennette, Mrs. 
O. G. Mann, Mrs. B. B. Slierrod, Miss Lucy Miller, Mrs. 
J. J. Simmons, G. C. Herritage, Mrs. C. A. Mann, Mrs. J. 

F. Leary, Miss Ida Peacock, W. A. Blount, Mrs. J. K. Hoyt, 
Mrs. W L. Laughinghouse. Mrs. W. C. Rodman and Mrs. 
E. S. S'immons. Total $97.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar; H. E. Tripp, Jr., 
$2.00; W. P. Harding, $5.00; Mrs. L. N. Williams, $3.00; 
Mrs. W. .L Nicholson, $4.00; Mrs. J. G. Staton, $4.00; Mrs. 
Fanny .Jacobs $1..50: Mrs J. C. Dawson, $1.50; ,T. Lloyd 
Horton, $5.00; Mrs. Mary Brooks, $2.00; Mrs. George Roun, 
tree. $2.00; W. G. .Tames, $2.00; W. D. MacMillan, .Tr., 
$2 00; Mrs. Sarah Wadsworth, $2.00; Mrs. John C. San- 
ford, $2.00. Total $38.00. Grand total, $135.00, 





8:15 P. M. — Organization of Convocation and remarks 
by Rev. E, S. Willett, Dean. 


7:00 A. M. — Celebration of Holy Communion, Rev. R. I. 
Johnson, Celebrant. 

11:00 A. M. — Morning Prayer by Rev. J. B. Brown, J. E. 
Holder and J. W. Herritage. Sermon and Confirmation 
by the Rt. Rev. H. B. Delany, D.D'., Celebrant. 

3:00 P. M. — Conference on Religious Education and 
ioung People's Work, under direction of Rev. J. W. Her- 
ritage, D.D., Chairman of the Committee on Religious 
Education, Presiding. 

8:00 P. M. — Evening Prayer, Dean's Address and Mis- 
sionary Meeting. Addresses as follows: 

ist — -What the Episcopal Church is doing among Colored 
people in East Carolina, Rev. J. B. Brown. 

iind — Popular fallacies in the mind of the public regard- 
ing the Episcopal Church, Rev. S'. N. Griffith. 

3rd — Present needs of the work in the field. How can 
they be supplied? Rev. R. I. Johnson. 


7:30 A. M. — Corporate Communion of Women, Rev. J. 
B. Brown, Celebrant. 

9:30 A. M. — Business session of the Convocation — Reports 
of Parishes, Missions and Sunday schools. 

3:00 P. M.^Business session of the Woman's Auxiliary. 

8:00 P. M. — Woman's Auxiliary Missionary Program. 


7:30 A. M. — Celebi'ation of the Holy Communion, Rev. 
J. E. Holder, Celebrant. 

9:30 A. M. — Reports of Committees — 

1st — State of the Church, Rev. R. I. Johnson. 

2nd — Missions and Church Extension, Rev. J. B. Brown. 

Reports of Committees. 

3rd — Christian Social Service, Rev. S. N. Griffith. 

4th — Religious Education, Rev. J. W. Herritage, D.D. 

5th— Publicity, Rev. J. E. Holder. 

6th — Resolutions, Rev. O. J. McLeod. 

7th — Credentials, Rev. J. B. Brown. 

8th — Finance, Rev. J. W. Herritage. 

Election of officers and selection of next meeting of the 

3:00 P. M. — General Conference on the good of the Con- 

4:30 P. M. — Report of the Woman's Auxiliary. 

8:00 P. H. — Evening Prayer, with Sermon by Rt. Rev. 
Thos. C. Darst. 




A souvenir bulletin, commemorating the opening of the 
new parish house of St. James', Wilmington, on March 4th, 
is just off the press. The bulletin is of great interest as 
illustrating the really remarkable work of St. James' 
parish. Along with pictures of the new parish house, it 
carries a letter from the Rector, the Rev. W. H. Milton, 
D.D., and a complete roster of parish organizations and 
their personnel. Of special interest is the financial report 

of the vestry for the year ended December 31st, 1923, 
shov.'ing total receipts of the year of $89,763.27. 

The unusual amount of the 1923 budget is to be partially 
explained by the parish house undertaking, some $47,000 
of this amount be expended for that purpose. But even 
this represents the spontaneous generosity of the people 
of St. James, for it was raised through voluntary gifts 
and pledges. It is the chief glory of this financial state- 
ment that over $16,000 was expended for Diocesan and 
General Church objects. In addition to this, St. James 
contributed some $1,900 toward the support of the Good 
Shepherd and Ascension churches. 

As one studies this financial report for 1923 it is easy 
to understand why S't. James' has assumed a place of na- 
tional leadership in the American Church. It would be dif- 
ficult to estimate the value of the support that it gives to 
the diocese of East Carolina. In fact, it carries a very 
large part of our burden. Dr. Milton's enthusiasm for 
the Church's Mission has been a large factor in the good 
record that East Carolina has made, and he is very fortun- 
ate in having people who give him such loyal support. 



After considering all possibilities, the committee on the 
young people's conference has accepted an invitation to 
hold the Conlerence in Greenville on June 17, IS and 19th. 
Vvith the matter of time and place disposed of, the com- 
mittee is now busy enlisting the interest of the young peo- 
ple, in order that the goal of 300 delegates may be reached. 

It will be a real conference, with abundant opportunity 
for study, inspiration and recreation. An effort is oelng 
made to secure the Rev. Karl M. Block, of Roanoke, Va., 
as one of the leaders of the conference, and it is expected 
that he will accept the invitation extended him. Other 
leaders will help to interpret to the young people the large 
and useful place they can have in the life and work of the 
Church. Every white Church and Mission in East Carolina 
is invited to send delegates, and the clergy are expected 
to be present. 

I'he Greenville City High School building will be used 
by the delegates. The class rooms will be used for com. 
mittee meetings, and the auditorium, seating about 450 per- 
sons, will be used for all of the mass meetings and addresses. 
The delegates will be entertained in the homes of the 

There will be three full days, both of work and play. 
Recreation will be provided at the country club and other 
places of interest. Games will be a part of the work. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, Rector of St. Paul's, Green- 
ville, in extending the invitation, wrote in part: 

"St. Paul's Vestry, the Woman's Auxiliary and the Par- 
ish Guild all endorse the invitation heartily. 

"I enclose you letters received from the three largest 
churches in the city, and have verbal assurances from the 
others, showing that we shall have all of the co-operation 

"We shall do all we can to make the Conference the 
best that the Diocese has ever had, and pray that God will 
signally bless the same to the extension of His Kingdom." 

Pitt County has spendid roads, which offer great induce- 
ment to the delegates to come in automobiles. Parking 
space has been secured for all machines that go. 

The Mission Herald will publish the program in its May 
issue. Meantime, plan to attend the Conference. 

St. Luke's Cathedral at Ancon, in the Canal Zone, is 
to be consecrated in the near future. 




(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

Tiie Lenten services have been well attended, and a mark- 
ed interest in the devotion of the people of Christ Church 
is being shown. The Young People's Service League contin. 
ues its high state of efficiency under the leadership of 
Miss Mattie Griffin. Members of the League who are com. 
municants have been attending the 7:45 celebration of the 
Holy Communion every Sunday morning during Lent. 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is thoroughly alive and 
working along various lines which will be helpful in the 
parish. The Brotherhood has started a monthly paper 
known as "The Parish Visitor", which is intended to broad- 
cast matters of interest through the parish and the seven 
missions under the care of Christ Church. The full mem- 
bership of the Brotherhood attend the corporate Commun- 
ion at 7:45 on the third Sunday in each month. The 
Brotherhood is making an earnest effort to get more 
men to attend the early Communion at this service. Mr. 
E. A. Shields, field secretary of the Brotherhood, repre- 
senting the fourth Department, held a conference here on 
March 23rd, and commended the chapter on its splendid 

The Church School, under the direction of Mr. George 
H. Roberts, superintendent, and a splendid staff of officero 
and teachers, grows in interest and members. The whole 
of the parish house and Church buildings are used for 
class room work. 

Messrs. G. A. Farrow and W. J. Rice, Lay Reade;'s, 
have been assisting the Rector in the Missions. 

The choir, known for efficiency and faithfulness, seems 
more devoted than ever to serve the Church, and render 
a high character of Church music. Mr. E. E. Prunier is 
director and violinist, and Mrs. G. A. Farrow is organist. 

The Woman's Auxiliary of Christ Church and All Saints 
Mission have done a greater work the past year than any 
other year in the history of the organization. Christ 
Church Woman's Auxiliary visited the Mission at PoUocks- 
ville on the 8th of April,and conducted an interesting study 
in missions of the Church. During Lent the Auxiliary 
has conducted a mission study class, meeting once a week. 
They have been taking for the general subject of study, 
"The Creative Forces in Japan." 

The Woman's Guild has been doing a wonderful work, 
and may well be called a "live wire" organization. The 
whole work of the parish is in splendid condition and 
the outlook promises better things. 



(By the REV. J. B. BROWN.) 

Bishop Darst visited St. Paul's Colored Mission, Wash- 
ington, N. C, on Sunday afternoon April 6th. A lavge 
congregation greeted the Bishop. He preached a wonder- 
ful sermon and confirmed a class of eight persons. The 
Bishop was pleased with the work here. The Woman's 
Auxiliary and Vest-i-y had painted the church buildliig. 
Group No. 5 of the Woman's Auxiliary had placed a new 
tracker down the center aisle. The ground had been 
plowed and raked over, floor oiled by the Senior Warden 
and others, so that everywhere the good Bishop looked iin- 
provements could be seen. 

The Lenten services have been well attended every night 
since Ash Wednesday. 

On Monday morning the Bishop visited the overcrowded 
day school taught by Mrs. R. R. Brown. He found 78 chil- 
dren crowded into a room 12 by 12. There was not a chance 

for him to get nearer than the door, and in that situation 
the children sang and recited for the Bishop. In his talk 
he assured the faithful and self-sacrificing teacher that he 
was going to do all that he could to get the money for the 
much-needed building and assistant teacher. 

The Diocese has asked that St. Paul's Church School 
raise $60.00 for their Lenten offering. Judging by the 
manner that the children are working the whole amount 
will be raised. 

Please pray that the heart of some Christian friend 
may open and answer the call for the much-needed school 



The Junior choir for Lent 1924 sets a record for this 
parish, and perhaps for the Diocese. It is the custom 
to give a class pin to those members of the Junior Choir 
who have not missed a single day from the services, a 
pin with the years and the initials of Christ Church Jun- 
ior Choir worked on it. Last year only seven won the pin 
but this year, so far eighteen are eligible. The pin is 
not easily won either. Last year one child was put to bed 
by the physician after dressing a serious cut on the knee 
and told to lie still for at least three days. That after- 
noon of the accident without her parents knowledge she 
appeared for duty in the choir. Sprained ankles, bleeding, 
fevered — regardless they are there to duty. 

Our three adult Bible Classes are doing good work. 
The Men's Bible Class has a supper each month in the 
Parish House at which time a good time is had, for the 
appetite and for the spirit. 

Plans are slowly but surely working themselves out for 
a new brick parish house which we hope to make a com- 
munity center here. 

Illustrated lectures or sermons will again be held in 
Christ Church beginning Sunday, April 13th. The subjects 
of various lectures will be — 

"How We Got Our Bible." 

"Life and Travels of St. Paul." 

"The Reformation in England." 

"The History of the Episcopal Church." 

"The Life of Martin Luther." 

"The Life of John Wesley." 

"The Church and Civilization,'' and others. 


There will be two valuable scholarships open for com- 
petitive award for the year 1924-25, the David R. Murchi- 
son Scholarship for residents of the diocese of East Caro- 
lina and the Smedes Memorial Scholarship for resident 
students of the two States of North and South Carolina. 
There will probably be some others besides these which 
are not competitive but subject to the same general con- 
ditions of award. 

The examinations for all scholarships of value exceeding 
one hundred dollars are the same. These examinations 
will be held on Friday and S'aturday, May 2nd and 3rd, 
1924. The questions will cover the work done in the first 
year of a good high school. The pupil must meet the 
requirements in English, Mathematics, one foreign lan- 
guage and either Ancient History or General Science. 

If you know of any girl who wishes to take these exajni- 
nations, please have her apply at once to the Rector for 
further information and proper blanks. 
Very sincerely yours, 

WARREN W. WAY, Rector. 

March 21, 1924. 


" Let Us Rise Up and Build" 

'/4\ HE Church was thrilled by Bishop McKim's brave message after the earthquake 
V^ in Japan last September, ''All gone but faith in God," and the I^ational Coun- 
cil proudly recalls the prompt and generous action of oiir people in providing emergency 
relief for the Japanese Church. 

Knowing that temporary relief must be followed by careful reconstruction, the Council 
sent its President and the Executive Secretary of the Department of Missions to Japan 
to study the facts, confer with leaders and report a program. 

At its meeting, on February 20th, the Council received the report of Bishop Gailor 
and Dr. Wood, containing a complete plan for I'econstruction, based upon personal in- 
vestigation and conferences with clergy and leaders of the Japanese Church, with Dr. 
Teusler, of St. Luke's Hospital, with architects and building experts and with Japanese 
statesmen such as Viscounts Goto and Shibusawa. 

Transcending the need for physical restoration, they report that following the disas- 
ter there has developed the greatest opportunity ever presented for making Christ 
known to Japan. In this we must play our part and reap the rich heritage of the conse- 
crated effort of more than sixty years. 

They declare the experience and conviction of the leaders of the Japanese Church 
to be that for successful evangelistic effort it is absolutely essential that in addition to 
churches there be both a complete and balanced system of education for the development 
of Christian leaders and medical work as a practical demonstration of Christianity. 

The Council at the meeting had the benefit of the advice of Bishop McKim, Bishop Eoi '' 
snider and Bishop Tucker, who unqualifiedly endorsed the report of Bishop Gailor and 
Dr. Wood and the convictions upon which its recommendations were based. 

The estimated cost of the restoration of buildings and equipment and f<ir necessary 
expansion to make the work complete and efficient, is $3,000,000. 

The Council has appointed a ccpiniitree to lay the facts before the Chur^u, confident 
that the Church, in facing this larger task of permanent reconsti-uction, will exhibit the 
same splendid spirit of devotion and sacrifice that responded so effectively to the oiiier- 
gency appeal. "Let us rise up and build." 




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1 earnestly hope that when this appeal is 
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receive the generous response it so richly de- 
serves. THOMAS C. DARST. 


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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVlll. 

PLYMOUTH, N. C, MAY, 1924. 

No. 5 



At a meeting of the Board of Managers of the Thomp- 
son Orphanage held in January, 1924, it was voted unani- 
mously to launch a Campaign for $150,000, for new build- 
ings and improvements at the Orphanage. The Thompson 
Orphanage and Training Institution is the only Orphanage 
owned by the Episcopal Church in North Carolina. It is 
situated at Charlotte. Those present at the meeting of the 
Board of Managers were the following: 

Rt. Rev. Joseph Blount Cheshire, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Jjarst, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Penicli, D.D. 

Mrs. S. Westray Battle, Mrs. T. C. Darst, 

F. W. Glover, Miss Emma Hall, 

Ven. Wm. H. Hardin, Mrs. S'am Maxwell, 

Rev. E. A. Osborne, Rev. George Floyd Rogers, 

W. H. Rutfln, J. G. Shannonhouse, 

Mrs. S. F. Telfair, Thos. H. Webb, 

Rev. W. H. Wheeler. 

The action of the Board was the culmination of over 
a year's study of the requirements of the Oiphanage. At 
the 1923 Annual Convention of each Diocese in North Caro- 
lina the needs of the Orphanage were presented, and in 
each case the Bishop appointed representatives to a Tri- 
Diocesan Committee which was instructed to make a 
thorough investigation of the needs of the children under 
our care at Thompson, and to report their findings to the 
Board of Managers. This Tri-Diocesan Committee was 
composed of: 

Mrs. T. C. Darst, of Wilmington 
Geo. C. Royall, of Goldsboro 
Dr. R. W. Smith, of Hertford 

representing East Carolina; Miss Emma Hall, of Charlotte, 
J. Augustus Moore, of Roanoke Rapids, Thos. H. Webb, 
of Concord, representing North Carolina; Mrs. S. Westray 
Battle, of Asheville, and W. L. Balthis, of Gastonia, repre- 
senting Western North Carolina. 

At a meeting held at Charlotte in S'eptember, 1923, the 
Tri-Diocesan Committee recommended to the Board of Man- 
agers the following improvements: 

An Administration Building to cost $35,000. 

Three modern brick cottage dormitories to cost $21,000 

A modern laundry to cost $10,000. 

A central heating plant to cost $25,000. 

Improvements to roads and repairs to cost $17,000. 

Back of each of these recommendations is a reason of 
impelling importance. The Dormitory facilities at the 
Orphanage now, except for two new cottages are distress- 
ingly inadequate. Fifty-three clyldren, boys and girls, are 
crowded into Thompson Hall; sixteen boys sleep in one 
relatively small room. The laundry in connection with 
Thompson Hall where the girls have to do their wash 
is a relic of days before the use of water boilers, electric- 

ity and other labor saving devices which we all now make 
use of in our homes. 

There is no liDrary or reading room at the orphanage; 
no gymnasium or auditorium; no Kindergarten; no rooms 
lor indoor activities, such as Girl bcoats and Boy Scouts. 

The friends of the Orphanage who nave been familiar 
with the conditions have realized for many years the ne- 
cessity lor an equipment which will be conducive to the 
development of lives of character and happiness. 

We read in the Carolina Churchman, in an issue of 
thirteen years ago, the urgent plea for th§ Church to pro- 
vide the things which are contemplated in this present 
building program. In that issue the appeal reads as fol- 
lows: "At each meeting the necessity of new buildings 
becomes more apparent; each year the old walls are a 
intle more cracked, the old floors more worn and the 
general condition of the place worse. No one who visits 
the present edince fails to recognize how urgent is the 
necessity tor new and sanitary buildings and equipment. 
Vv ill the Church people of North Carolina build an Orphan- 
age that will be a credit and not a reproach to the name 
oi the Church we love?" 

The Board of Managers believe that the conditions 
which were considered a "Reproach" thirteen years ago 
should be allowed to exist no longer, and are convinced 
that when the people of our generous-hearted Church un- 
derstand the needs of these homeless and appreciative chil- 
dren, whose foster mother we are, they will gladly pro- 
vide the funds to care for them in a manner worthy of 




Last year of the 124 children who found a home at 
Thompson Orphanage 48 were from Episcopal families, 
30 from Baptist families, 12 from Methodist families, three 
from Presbyterian families, one from a Roman Catholic 
family and the other 30 from families without any Church 

A child in need is the first consideration. The Church 
connection is secondary. This is the policy of all the 
Orphanages of the State, and it is this policy that has 
helped to make the Orphanage appeal so tender and con- 
vincing. The Masonic Orphanage at Oxford had over 400 
orphans under its care during the year past, yet only 
about 20 per cent of them were from Masonic homes. 

Thompson Orphanage is not primarily a service to our 
children; it is a ministry in Jesus' name to children in need. 

The young Canadian women in charge of the Saska- 
chewan Sunday School and Mission Van, paid 1,300 visits 
last summer, organizing Sunday Schools and holimg mis- 
sion services. They also gaine.i ovei 1,000 new members 
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Three guesses as to what this building is. A building on a County poor farm? No. An army barracks? No. 

It is the principle building of Thompson Orphanage at Charlotte — owned and administered by the Episcopal 
Church in North Carolina. 

Part of it has stood for sixty years, built for a boys' s.hool in the early sixties. 

Its presence made Thompson Orphanage possible in the beginning and for thirty-seven years this battered old 
building has sheltered and mothered homeless children., it has had a record of honor. 

But its usefulness is over. It Is worn and difficult to repair. It is unsightly on the outside and its Interior is 
Indescribably unsuitable to the proper supervision and safe care of fifty-three older boys and girls. 

The Board of Managers hope to replace it with two modern Cottage Dormitories, one for boys and one for girls. 

The Bishop's Letter. 

Sunday, April 6tli, found me in the attractive town of 
Washington where I spent a busy, happy day. I preachea 
and celebrated Holy Communion in St. Peter's Church 
at eleven o'cloclv in the morning. In the afternoon, l 
preached and confirmed eight persons, presented by the 
rector. Rev. J. B. Brown, in b't. Pauls Church, and at 
night I preached in St. Peter's again, and confirmed twen- 
ty-three persons, presented by the rector. Rev. Stephen 

On Monday morning, the seventh, I visited St. Paul's 
Parochial School, Washington, and was impressed anew 
with the great need for an adequate building to house 
that most important and worth while work. 

At noon in a private residence near Chocowinity, 1 
confirmed a sick friend who was presented by the Rev. 
b'tephen Gardner. 

Later in the afternoon, Mr. Gardner and I went on to 
Zion Church where I preached to a large congregation at 
eight o'clock. 

On the morning of the eleventh, Mr. Gardner and I went 
to Bath, where we were joined by the Rev. Joseph N. 
Bynum. At eleven o'clock I preached, confirmed two per- 
sons, presented by Mr. Bynum, and celebrated Holy Com- 
munion in historic St. Thomas' Church. 

Returning to Washington after lunch, we ran out of gas 
and owing to the consequent delay, my train for Green- 
ville had departed when we reached Washington. Thanks, 
however, to the resourcefulness and speed of Mr. Gardner, 
we caught up with the train at Grimesland, and I arrived 
in Greenville in good time and shape. 

That evening at eight o'clock, I preached, and confirmed 
eleven persons, presented by the Rector, Rev. J. E. "W. 
Cook, in St. Paul's, Greenville, being the second class 
presented by Mr. Cook this year. 

On Friday, the eleventh, in St. John's, Wilmington, I 
ordained Mr. Sidney E. Matthews to the Diaconate and 
ceieb/ated Holy Communion. The Ordination sermon was 
preached by the Rev. John B. Gibble, and the candidate 
was presented by the Rev. J. Reginald Mallett. 

The Litany was read by the Rev. "W. R'. Noe. 

On S'unday, the thirteenth, I preached and confirmed 

fouriecii persons, presented by the rector. Rev. Wm. H. 
ittiiton, u.D., m ttt. James' Church, Wilmington. 

Hoty Weeii was spent in Philadelphia wnere i conducted 
tiie Noon Lay services and made an address in the Garrick 
i'neatre each day, including Good Friday. 

On Thursday night in Holy Week I preached and admih- 
iiiered Holy Communion in St. Pauls Church, Overbrcok, 

un toaiuraay, the nineteenth, at five o'clock in the after- 
noon, 1 confirmed two persons, presented by Dr. Milton in 
ot. James Church, Wilmington. 

un Easter Day at the eleven o'clock service, I preached, 
coniirmed, eight persons, presented by the rector, Rev. 
John B. Gibble, and celebrated Holy Communion in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

1 nad accepted an invitation to preach the sermon at 
tlie consecration of St. George's Church, Central Falls, 
Rnode Island, on April the twenty-third, but owing to the 
sudden death of my friend, the rector of St. George's, the 
Consecration service has been indefinitely postponed. 

On Sunday, the twenty-seventh, at 11 a. m., I preached 
and confirmed eleven persons, presented by the rector. 
Rev. J. Reginald Mallett, in St. John's Church, Wil- 

In the afternoon 1 preached in the beautiful new St. 
Andrews' Church on Wrightsville Sound, confirmed lour 
persons, presented by the rector, Rev. F. D. Dean, M D., 
and dedicated a number of memorials. 

A complete account of this service appears on another 
p.ige of the Mission Herald. 

On the night of the twenty-seventh, I preached, and 
confirmed fourteen persons, presented by the rector, Rev. 
Alexander Miller, in St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

At least one hundred members have been added to St. 
Paul's since Mr. Miller became rector, and the Sunday 
School has grown to such an extent that a new Parish 
House is an imperative necessity. We trust it will not be 
very long before this fine congregation will have made 
arrangements to build, not only a new Parish House, but 
a new and larger Church, for the need is great, and the 
opportunities for growth unlimited. 

With cordial good wishes for every member of our great 
diocesan family, I am, faithfully. 

Your friend and Bishop, 




S'uperintendent Wheeler and the children at Thompson Orphanage are shown here in their Easter Morning pro- 
cession, outside of the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, the little Church on the Orphanage Campus. It is doubtful 
if anywhere in the State of North Carolina, the Easter Services were celebrated with greater heartiness and devo- 
tion than by this congregation of children. 


Rev. E. A. Osborne, who has been elected Honorary 
Chairman of the Thompson Orphanage Campaign, was 
the founder of the Orphanage thirty-seven years ago. Mr. 
Osborne still resides in Charlotte after nearly fifty years 
in the priesthood of the Episcopal Church in this State. 

For several years prior to the founding of Thompson 
Orphanage Mr. Osborne had had a vision of the service 
which the Episcopal Church could render the homeless 
and unfortunate children of the State. Some years be- 
fore Rev. B. S. Bronson, Rector of St. Peters Parish of 
Charlotte, had started a school for boys on the outskirts 
of Charlotte, but after a severe financial struggle had 
been forced to discontinue the school. 

Mr. Osborne, seeing the buildings idle, thought an op- 
portunity was offered there to realize his dream of a 
Church Orphanage. He made the suggestion to Mr. Bron- 
son who readily agreed to convey the property to the 
Episcopal Church provided Mr. Osborne would serve as 
the Superintendent of the Institution. With the consent 
of Bishop Lyman, Mr. Osborne agreed to do this, and the 
Orphanage was thus founded. 

In urging Mr. Osborne to accept the place of Honorary 

Chairman of the present $150,000 Campaign for the Or- 
))hanage, Bishop Penick and Mr. Rogers, Rector of St. 
Peters, paid Mr. Osborne beautiful tributes for the ser- 
vice which his vision and initiative had rendered. Six 
hundred and thirty-three children have been received in 
the Thompson Orphanage since its beginning. Hundreds 
of them are living lives of Christian character and use- 
fulness now who might otherwise have been utter failures 
in life and possibly charges upon the State. 

"We wish Mr. Osborne to serve as Honorary Chairman 
of this Campaign," said Bishop Penick, "not because of 
the work he is to do in the Campaign, but because of the 
work he has done for the Orphanage in the past thirty- 
seven years." 

Mrs. W. P. Roberts, a member of one of the oldest and 
most distinguished families in East Carolina and the widow 
of General W. P. Roberts, the youngest brigadier general 
in the army of the Confederacy, died at her home in 
Gatesville on Good Friday. The funeral was from St. 
Mary's Gatesville, on Easter Sunday afternoon, and was 
conducted by her R'ector, the Rev. Howard Alligood. Mrs. 
Roberts and her husband, who died a few years ago, were 
long prominent in the political and social life of the 
State, and were devoted to the Church. 


ulate you and your institution upon the splendid record 
that your students have made in this school during the 
present year. My teachers have commented upon their 
uniform politeness and good behavior at all times. 

The knowledge that pupils with every advantage and 
from the so-called best families are over-shadowed by the 
pupils from the Orphanage in deportment should be a 
source of great pride to you. 

With my very best wishes, 

Cordially yours, 
(Signed) A. M. ELLIOTT. 



JUNE 24, 25, AND 26TH, 1924. 




Central High School, 

E. H. Garinger, Principal, 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 23, 1924. 
Mr. W. H. Wheeler, Supt. Thompson Orphanage, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

My dear Mr. Wheeler: I have had occasion to inquire 
of the teachers very frequently concerning the conduct 
and scholarship of the pupils we have from the Thompson 
Orphanage. The teachers have been 
very well pleased with these pupils. . . . 

It has been a gratification to me and 
the teachers, and I am sure it will be 
to you and your trustees to know of the 
excellent deportment that these pupils 
have maintained. Repeatedly the state- 
ment has been made by some of the 
teachers that the children from the Or- 
phanage were doing much better work 
than many other children of greater 
ability. We account for the difference 
by the time given to study on a definite 
schedule that I feel sure you maintain. 

Mr. Wheeler, let me repeat the state- 
ment that we are pleased with the habits 
of courtesy, fairness, honesty and indus- 
try that you have developed in these 
little orphans. If I can be of any ser- 
vice to you, please call me. 
Very truly yours, 
EHG-B Principal. 

Every Parish and Mission in East Carolina is in- 
vited and expected to send delegates. The people of 
Greenville will all assist St. Paul's people in the 
entertainment of a large number of delegates. 

N. B. — Note change in dates from June 17, 18, and 
19 to those above. This change was necessary be- 
cause Mr. Reese could not arrange to come earlier. 

Her many friends in the Diocese will sympathize with 
Mrs. Bynum, wife of the Rector of St. James', Belhaven, 
in her grief over the recent death of her mother, Mrs. 


Alexander Graham Junior High School, 

A. M. Elliott, Principal, 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 23, 1924. 
Mr. W. H. Wheeler, 
Supt. of Thompson Orphanage, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

My dear Mr. Wheeler: It affords me 
great pleasure to write and congrat- 

This mother, a communicant of an East Carolina Parish, put up a brave 
struggle after the father was committed to the State Hospital at Raleigh, 
to keep her family together, but the odds against her were too heavy. 
There were no relatives to help and the outlook seemed hopeless. 

But now the whole family is at Thompson Orphanage. The mother is 
the efficient housekeeper at Thompson Hall — the children live in the 
cottages. I 

This family has been saved because there was a Church which bad 
caught from its Master the spirit of love and service. 


Do you remember the rainy day when you were a child? How small the house seemed! 

This is the largest room the 53 children in Thompson Hall have for a rainy day. It is 30x18 feet in size and 
has but one window. The children have no library or reading room either. 

The new Administration building will have a gymnasiums — auditorium, a library, a kindergarten, Girl S'cout and 
Boy Scout rooms, and a serving room. 

Such a building is recognized now as a necessity for an institution of the present size of Thompson Orphanage. 


An Orphanage has always proved one of the most ap- 
pealing places for the erection of memorials to those whose 
memory relatives and friendsj wish to associate wjith 
Christian service. On the campus of every Orphanage 
appear tablets memorializing men and women who have 
been loved and admired by the donors of Orphanage build- 
ings and equipment. Such is the case at Thompson Or- 
phanage at Charlotte. The beautiful little Chapel at 
Thompson Orphanage is a memorial to the Hon. Wm. P. 
Bynum. Bronson Hall has stood for many years as a me- 
morial to the R'ev. B. S. Bronson, who originally deeded 
the property to the Church to be used as an Orphanage. 
When another cottage takes its place it will also be called 
Bronson Cottage. 

The present home of the superintendent and administra- 
tive office is a memorial to James Cooper S'tedman, whose 
family gave the money for its erection. The new Baby 
Cottage has been of great value to the institution 
since its erection two years ago in honor of the 
Rev. Edwin A. Osborne, the founder and first superinten- 
dent of the Orphanage, and the honorary chairman of the 
present campaign. This building was erected by the gifts 
of a few friends who wished to keep alive on the campus 
the name and memory of Mr. Osborne. The Infirmary, 
which has done so much the past year to keep the chil- 
dren well, is a beautiful memorial to Mrs. Sadie Tucker 
Williamson. This was erected with money provided by a 
legacy from Mrs. Williamson, and by further generous 
gifts from her husband, Mr. Wm. H. Williamson. It will 
stand for generations to come as a monument to the de- 
votion and vision of Mrs. Williamson. 

In other orphanages a similar story could be told. Dur- 

ing the past few months one of the wealthiest men in 
America has transferred his entire estate of $60,000,000 
to an orphanage, which will keep the name of Hershey 
alive long after his chocolate business has been dissolved 
and forgotten. 

Within the askings of thel present campaign of the 
Thompson Orphanage are numerous possible memorials 
ranging in size from $35,000 to $1,000. These memorial 
units are as follows: 

The Administration Building $35,000 

Two Dormitory Cottages (each) 21,000 

The Laundry 10,000 

The Gymnasium (In Administration Building).. 9,500.00 

The Kindergarten 5,500 . 00 

The Library 2,500 

The Girl Scout Room 2,500 

The Boy Scout Room 2,500 

IS Dormitory Rooms (in cottages) each 2,000 

6 Living and Dining Rooms (in cottages) each.... 1,000 

It is expected and hoped that many individuals, parishes 
and organizations will select such units as memorials. A 
suitable bronze tablet will be placed by the Board of Man- 
agers upon each such unit, with an inscription setting 
forth the nature of the memorial. 

At the ordination service of the Rev. S. E. Matthews, 
mention of which was made in the April number of the 
Mission Herald, the sermon was preached by the R'ev. 
J. B. Gibble, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 
Wilmington. The Litany was read by the Rev. W. R. Noe, 
and the candidate presented to Bishop Darst by the Rev. 
J. R. Mallett, of the Board of Examining Chaplains. The 
service was In St. John's, Wilmington. 


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In accordance with our pledge to co-operate in every 
way possible with the campaign to raise funds for the 
building program of the Thompson Orphanage, we are 
devoting the major part of our space this month to mat- 
ter concerning the campaign and to the pictures illustra- 
tive of the present inadequate equipment, and of children 
who have been rescued from poverty and ignorance. The 
Orphanage greatly needs the buildings and the conven- 
iences which the building plans call for. The request for 
a pledge of $150,000 from the North Carolina dioceses is no 
hastily conceived one. The need is immediate and press- 
ing. The building plan has been worked out as a mini- 
mum requirement after years and months of careful study 
on the part of men and women who are in close touch 
with the institution, and who know its actual crying needs. 
As such, it is entitled to the earnest and prayerful con- 
sideration of all Church people who have the interest of 
the Orphanage at heart. We must not let any weariness 
with campaigns, which has possibly been engendered by 
multiplicity of appeals, turn us aside from our duty in 
this instance. T. P., Jr. 


We think that Mr. Wheeler has made a good choice of 
pictures, which we are presenting this month in connection 
with the Thompson Orphanage campaign. They tell a 
very interesting story. They help to rescue this appeal 
for funds from hazy impressions and glittering generali- 
ties. The picture of the primitive laundry, where the 
young girls have to do the "week's washing", is quite 
enough to convince us that they need a modern laundry 
plant. The pictures and description of Thompson Hall, 
where there is crowding, lack of sanitary facilities and 
lack of recreation room, will help us to visualize the need. 

But we are interested not so much in buildings and wash 
rooms as we are in children, and the pictures of the boys 
and girls who have found a home there we recognize as 
our own. Their happy faces, and the circumstances sur- 
rounding their lives previous to their arrival at the Or- 
phanage make a contrast that must warm our hearts and 
increase our interest. If the pictures do not create a de- 
sire to do a better part by our family at the Orphanage 
then we have misunderstood the people of East Carolina. 

T. P., Jr. 


In another place we are presenting a letter sent by 
Bishop Darst to his clergy, calling attention to the Japan 
Reconstruction Campaign and asking them to take an 
onering for this purpose on Sunday, May 25th. The cause 
should be a familiar one to the readers of the Mission 
Herald, as we have had much to say about the terrible 
destruction wrought by the earthquake in Japan in Sep- 
tember, and of the consequent need for the rebuilding of, 
our churches, schools and hospitals. The National Council 
of the Church is this month putting on a campaign to 
raise $3,000,000 for the restoration of the destroyed prop- 
erty. No regular campaign will be conducted in East 
Carolina, but the people will be given an opportunity for 
an expression of their desire to have a part in this most 
important task. All accounts agree that the Church faces 
one of the most wonderful opportunities of its whole his- 
tory in Japan right at this time. We must send reenforce- 
ments to our spiritual leaders in Japan at this critical 
time if we are to take advantage of the opportunities. 

T. P., Jr. 


On all sides there is being manifested considerable im^ 
patience with the multiplicity of appeals for money to 
further this and that object dear to the hearts of certain, 
groups. Practically all such appeals are for objects that 
are worthy of our best effort. They are presented by 
people who are fired with a deep conviction of their ur- 
gency. In this situation the Bishop and Executive Secre- 
tary play a role that is perhaps not understood. They are 
constantly besieged with requests for their endorsement 
of campaigns; for lists of communicants who are generous- 
ly inclined; and for other information that would expose 
their people to a never-ending request for offerings and. 
pledges. They are compelled to use discrimination, and 
as far as possible protect the communicants of East Caro- 
lina from too many calls on their generosity. The Bishop, 
and Mr. Noe are continually faced by their desire to co- 
operate with the Church's program, and at the same time 
as far as possible keep from wearying the people by too 
many appeals. When we are asked to support a certain 
cause it may be well for us to keep in mind that it is 
supported by the Diocese only after it has been determin- 
ed that no other course was possible. T. P., Jr. 


Walter R'. Noe, Jr., young son of the Executive Secre- 
tary of East Carolina, won the prize of $10.00 offered to 
the young person in the diocese who secured the largest 
number of new subscribers to the Mission Herald during 
Lent. This young but enthusiastic canvasser confined his 
activity largely to the members of St. Paul's Parish, Wil- 
mington. It was characteristic of him that he put the 
$10 in his mite box. 

Haughton Randolph, of St. Peter's, Washington, was 
runnerup in the contest, and did splendid work in that 
parish. To all those, both young and old, who gave assis- 
tance to the Mission Herald during Lent we acknowledge 
our indebtedness. We wish to especially thank the Rev. 
G. F. Hill, of Elizabeth City, through whose efforts Christ 
Church has become almost a 100 per cent Parish. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

May 18 

■Fourth Sunday after Easter 
Fifth Sunday after Easter 
29 — Ascension 
June 1 — Sunday after Ascension 
8 — Whitsunday 
9 — Whitsun Monday 
10— Whitsun Tuesday 
15 — Trinity Sunday 
16 — S. Barnabus 
22 — First Sunday after Trinity 












To the People of East Carolina: 

From the stark and ghastly ruins of churches, hospitals 
and schools; from the ashes of buildings to whose erec- 
tion he had given the best years of his life, Bishop McKim 
sent the message "ALL LOST BUT FAITH IN GOD." 

That message is a challenge to the faith, and loyalty 
and generosity of the Church in this favored Christian 
land, and we cannot as Christian men and women fail to 
respond to its clear call. 

"We must rise up and build," and what we do must be 
done quickly lest much of the faithful self sacrificing work 
of our missionaries during the past fifty years be lost. 

East Carolina has never failed to respond to the Call 
of the Church and I am satisfied that there will be no 
holding back now as we face this great emergency. 

Following out the plans and suggestions of the National 
Council, I appoint Sunday, May 25th, as the day on which 
special offerings for the Japan Reconstruction Fund will 
be taken in every Parish and Mission in the Diocese. 1 
earnestly hope you will keep this matter constantly before 
your people, and, if possible, preach on the subject, "Let us 
rise up and build" on Sunday, May 18th. Our Diocesan 
office will send you liter;iture on the Reconstruction Fund 
as it comes to us. 

Praying that our Diocese may do its full share in this 
great work for Christ and His Church, I am. 
Yours faithfully, 



These four children of East Carolina lost their father 
ten years ago. In 1917 their mother died also, leaving 
them alone in the world. They were sent to Thompson 
Orphanage when the oldest was eleven. They have de- 
veloped wonderfully and are as happy a family as can be 
found anywhere, without mother or father. 

Soon the older girl will enter 'training to become a 
nurse, for which calling she has displayed marked talent 
during her stay at the Orphanage. 



The Executive Committee of the Thompson Orphanage 
Campaign have prepared a subscription form which pro- 
vides for four semi-annual payments. The payments as 
outlined on the card are as follows: 

One-fourth July 1st, 1924. 
One-fourth Jan. 1st, 1925. 
One-fourth July 1st, 1925. 
One-fourth Jan. 1st, 1926. 

"We want the people of our State to give more money 
to Thompson Orphanage than most of us are able to give 
straight out in cash," Bishop Penick explained. "The 
four payments spread over a period of nineteen months 
will enable those who have a desire to share their com- 
fort and happiness with homeless children to give enough 
to satisfy that desire. 

Let us make a real investment in Thompson Orphanage 
and give enough to feel. That is the sort of giving which 
carries the three-fold blessing of which Lowell wrote, — • 
"He who gives of his alms feeds three 
Himself, his hungering neighbor, and Me." 

"It is said that the increase in the per capita wealth 
in North Carolina was greater last year than that in any 
other State of the Union. Let us remember, however, that 
our prosperity is poverty, until we share it." 

This little fellow has no father. His mother works 
in a mill and is unable to support her several children. 

When he came to Thompson Orphanage four years ago 
he was a cripple. His feet and fingers were twisted and 
deformed. He has received treatment at the Orthopaedic 
Hospital at Gastonia and has been greatly helped. A 
friend who was instrumental in sending him to the Or- 
phanage recently wrote — 

"I wish very much I had a picture of this boy taken at 
the time he entered the Thompson Orphanage, so we 
could see how greatly he has improved. You surely de- 
serve commendation for the progress he has made under 
your care, and I wish you God's blessings in the splendid 
work the Thompson Orphanage is doing." 



Personal Items. 

Bishop Darst has been invited to be the 
special preacher at Trinity Church, New 
Yorlt, during the month of September. He 
has accepted. 

Mr. H. J. Lewis, a candidate for Holy 
Orders, now a student of William and Mary, 
will work in the Wilmington archdeaconry 
during the summer vacation. 

Mr. G. V. Cowper, a prominent layman of 
St. Mary's, Kinston, and a member of the 
Executive Council of the Diocese, was recent- 
ly honored by election as president of the 
North Carolina Bar Association. 

It will be learned with regret that the Rev. 
Howard Alligood, Rector of the churches in 
Gates and Hertford counties, has had much 
sickness in his family in recent weeks. Mrs. 
Alligood was ill, but we are glad to report 
her recovery. 

The Rev. John Hartley, Rector of St. 
Mary's, Kinston, has been invited to hold 
a preaching mission in Robersonville at an 
early date. The Church has never main- 
tained services there, but as we now have 
the nucleus of a congregation it is hoped 
that a Mission can be started. The present 
mayor, Mr. G. H. Cox, is a Churchman. 

The girls of Thompson Orphanage do their own washing in the old 
brick laundry back of Thompson Hall. They heat the water over an 
open fire-place in the rear, and scrub the clothes in the tubs along 
the side. 

Next to the pounding method of the S'outh Sea Islanders, this is 
the hardest method of laundering extant. 

It does not seem right that these young girls, whose foster-parents 
we are, should be kept at the wash-tub. 

A modern laundry to cost $10,000 is included in the building plans 
for Thompson Orphanage. It will save the health and spirit of our 
girls and it will save the Orphanage $1800 a year in general laundry 


This useful building, recently completed, is a memorial to the late Mrs. Sadie Tucker Williamson of Raleigh, who 
made provision for it by bequest. The advanced building costs made additional funds desirable, which were pro- 
vided by her husband William H. Williamson. 

The tender service in this building to motherless and homeless children for many generations to come will serve 
to keep Mrs. Williamson's memory alive in a most fitting manner. 

In commenting on his gift Mr. Williamson said, "No contribution I have evfer made has given me more geuine 
joy and satisfaction than this one, as I know it is being used for the comfort and needs of those unfortunate ones, 
who are unable to help themselves." 



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A birdseye view of the plans for the development of the Thompson Orphanage. 
The shaded drawings represent the buildings now standing and in use which will be retained. 
The open drawings show the buildings which the Board of Managers expect to erect from the proceeds of the 
present campaign for $150,000.00. 


Little Elisha of Alaska (who has occasion to devote 
much of his time to the use of an axe) after long drill 
in learning the books of the New Testament was asked 
to write a list of them, and wrote forthwith, "St. Mat- 
thew, St. Mark, St. Luke, St. John, St. Axe." 

The offerings in the Chapel of Holderness School, the 
New Japanese diocesan institution for boys, with an at- 
tendance of 52, amounted during the year to about $490, 
of which less than $40 was retained for expenses, and 

some for required assessments, and the rest was given 
for some twenty objects all over the world. 

The first white women to reach the great Oregon coun- 
try back in 1843 were the wives of our missionaries, the 
Rev. Dr. Whitman and the Rev. H. H. S'paulding. 

The Rev. Herbert D. Cone, a clergyman of the Diocese 
of Vermont, and a cousin of the Rev. W. O. Cone, of Golds- 
boro, is spending the month of May in Clinton, where he 
is serving St. Paul's Church, and St. Gabriel's, Paison. 
Mr. Cone has a call to this field under consideration. 



This is the boys dormitory in Thompson Hall. 16 hoys sleep here, two in each single bed. 

It is a cheerless room and there is absolutely no hope of making it resemble home. 

The new cottage dormitories will have cheerful, homelike rooms, with four single beds in each bed-room, one child 
to each bed. 

If a homeless boy were to knock on your door, asking for a place to sleep, you would not feel right about put- 
ting him in a room like this one. 




It is the plan of the Campaign Committee to ask each 
parish in the three dioceses to observe the week of 
May 25 — June 1 for the purpose of taking subscriptions 
for the Thompson Orphanage. The diocesan committee 
will communicate soon with the Rector of each parish and 
mission, asking him to appoint a man or wo- 
man as campaign chairman. Literature and informa- 
tion and full supplies will be sent the parish cam- 
paign chairman, and all possible help will be given these 
chairmen in the organization of the campaign in the par- 
ishes. Bishop Penick has drawn up some suggestions to 
parish campaign chairmen which can be used as a guide 
for the organization of the campaign in the parish. These 
suggestions cover the field of publicity, organization and 
solicitation. In these suggestions Bishop Penick urges 
each parish that is willing to do so, to observe the general 
date for their campaign. This will give unity and strength 
to the Orphanage appeal. 

In this connection Bishop Penick has pointed out that 
the leaders of the Japan Reconstruction Fund have re- 
quested that May 25 be observed in the interest of this 
movement. He has written the leaders of the Japan Re- 
construction Fund that previous arrangements had been 
made in the North Carolina Diocese to observe May 25 
as Orphanage S'unday, and that after that date the North 
Carolina Diocese will do its part by the Japanese appeal. 

As quickly as Parish campaign chairmen can be appointed 
their names should be sent in to the Thompson Orphanage 
Headquarters, St. Peter's Parish House, Charlotte, N. C. 


The people of every religious denomination find in their 
Orphanage a most appealing form of Christian Service. 
No other ministry seems as close to the heart of the Mas- 
ter as this service to His "little ones." 

The Baptists have an Orphanage at Thomasville, N. C, 
which shelters 550 children, in addition to helping 300 
others at home with their mothers. The Connie Maxwell 
Orphanage at Greenwood, S. C, is also Baptist. It cares 
for 350 children. The combined property values of these 
two is $1,400,000. 

The Methodists have an Orphanage at Raleigh with a 
property value of $1,000,000. One of their laymen recently 
made a single gift of $100,000 to that Orphanage, in mem- 
ory of his deceased wife. 250 children live at the Metho- 
dist Orphanage. The Methodists have another Orphanage 
slightly smaller at Winston-Salem. 

The Presbyterians are extremely generous toward or- 
phan children. Their Orphanage at Barium Springs, N. C, 
has received $200,000 a year for the last four years from 
their Church; one-half for new buildings and one-half for 
maintenance. One Presbyterian Church in North Carolina 
gave this Orjihanage more money last Thanksgiving than 
Thompson Orphanage received at the same time from all of 
its friends everywhere. There are 337 children at Barium 
Springs. The Thornwell Orphanage at Clinton, S. C, is 
also owned by the Presbyterians. It has a property value 
of $500,000 and an endowment of $275,000. 355 children 
call this home. The late Mrs. Nettie McCormlck gave 
Thornwell over $100,000, 



This old frame cottage at Thompson Orphanage has been added to from time to time until no one can be found 
who knows its architectural type or its geometrical shape. 

In the early days of the Orphanage when the children were fewer in number, it served a splendid purpose. But 
its work has been done and now it must give way to a sanitary, cheerful, modern cottage. 

The lives of twenty-three children are imperilled as long as this frame cottage continues in use. 

Let us replace it with a cottage dormitory which more truly represents the attitude of our great Church toward 
homeless children. 


Bishop Penick, the Executive Chairman of the Thomp- 
son Orphanage Campaign, is forming a General Campaign 
Committee comprising ten representatives from each of 
the three dioceses. This committee will have general 
charge of the campaign, and the members of it will give 
leadership to the campaign in their respective localities. 

Bishop Penick has asked the Bishop of each diocese to 
name the representatives from his diocese, and appoint- 
ments are in process as this issue of the paper goes to 
press. The appointments nvade thus far are as follows: 
North Carolina, The Rt. Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, D.D., 


Col. A. H. Boyden, S'alisbury, N. C. 

Mr. W. A. Erwin, Durham, N. C. 

Mr. R. E. Lasater, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mr. Finley I^. Williamson, Burlington, N. C. 

Mr. Wm. H. Williamson, Raleigh, N. C. 

Thomas H. Webb, Concord, N. C. 
Western North Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Junius M. Horner, 

D.D., Ex-officio. 

Mrs. S. Westray Battle, Asheville, N. C. 

Miss Rachel Howland, Asheville, N. C. 

Mr. George Stephens, Asheville, N. C. 

Mr. P. P. Bacon, Tryon, N. C. 
East Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, D.D., Ex-offlcio. 

Mr. W. D. MacMillan, Jr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Mr. J. L. Hazelhurst, Wilmington, N. C. 

Mr. George C. Royall, Goldsboro, N. C. 

Dr. I. M. Hardy, Kinston, N. C. 
Bishop Penick is also appointing a Campaign Executive 

Committee composed of Charlotte people for the purpose 
of conveaience in attending frequent meetings. This com- 
mittee will have charge of the detailed direction of the 
campaign. The members of the committee are: 

The Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Penick, D.D., Chairman. 

Mrs. Ralph VanLandiugham. 

Mr. R'. H. Bouligny 

Mr. Horace Davis 

Mr. Fred W. Glover 

Rev. John L. Jackson 

Rev. Robert Bruce Owens 

Rev. George Floyd Rogers 

Mr. Alex Walker 

Mr. J. L. Williamson 

Rev. Wm. H. Wheeler, Bx-officio. 
This committee has organized its work with th& appoint- 
ment of sub-committees. Mrs. Vanl^andiugham has been 
appointed chairman of a committee on the co-operation 
of the women; Mr. Owens has been appointed chairman of 
a committee on the co-operation of the Sunday Schools; Mr. 
Rogers and Mr. Williamson a committee on large individ- 
ual gifts; Mr. Glover and Mr. Bouligny a committee on 
business, Mr. Alex Walker chairman of the Publicity Com- 
mittee, Mr. Horace Davis chairman of a committee on th 
Co-operation of Men's Organizations, and Mr. Jackson, 
Treasurer of the Building Fund. 

By the courtesy of the Vestry of S't. Peter's Parish, the 
Orphanage Campaign has been granted the use of the par- 
lor of S't. Peter's Parish House as campaign headquarters. 
The parlor has been fitted up as an office and is being used 
by the Executive Committee in the promotion of the Cam- 




Words cannot picture the poverty and neglect found 
in the home from which these children came. The father 
was nearly sixty years old, — the mother had died of pelagra- 
There was not a bed in the house, and the family slept 
on the floor, covered with ragged old quilts. There were 
no cooking utensils except two old pans. When their food 
was cooked in these two pans, they sat on the floor and 
ate from them. The children seemed to have been living 
all summer on roasting corn and potatoes. They had no 
clothing except what they were wearing and that had been 
provided by the teacher of the school in the community. 

The superintendent of public welfare in their county, 
made urgent application for these fioys, saying that she 
had applied to a number of orphanages and they were 
unable to take them. We were glad to take them, and 
they have responded wonderfully to the care and training 
at the Thompson Orphanage. The boys are so happy hero 
that when the matter of summer vacations was broached, 
they said that they would rather stay here than go any- 
where else. 


The Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., a trustee of St. Augustine's 
School, Raleigh, has sent the following letter to the clergy 
of the Diocese: 

You may recall the favorable reception given by our 
East Carolina Diocesan Council to Mr. C. C. Chadbourn's 
presentation of the claims of St, Augustine's School, 
Raleigh, upon us Churchmen; and in particular, that we 
favored taking part, at this time, in putting up the new 
building now absolutely needed by the growing work of 
that school for Negroes. 

Mr. Chadbourn's removal from our Diocese devolves 
upon me to carry out, with your help, the plan for raising 
East Carolina's quota. 

The plan is to have Rectors and Ministers in charge of 
Congregations named get from them their expected por- 
tion of East Carolina's quota of $3400. 

The "Hunter Building" equipped is to cost about $90,000; 
and $80,000 laas been secured. They have begun on the work. 

It seems to me that this Church Building enterprise 
may well be associated with that larger undertaking for 
Japan, gifts to the two being marked and kept apart. 
Whatever method you use, send proceeds to our Diocesan 
Treasurer, Mr. Thos. D. Meares, Wilmington, N. C. 


Under the caption of Evangelism, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Ed- 
win A. Penick, Bishop Coadjutor of the diocese, said in 
his Convention address of last year, "It is a safe generali- 
zation that the National Church is awakening to the value 
of preaching missions. This is not a departure from our 
traditional polities of Ciiristian nurture and couoisient 
conservative minisirations . it is rather a ueiaied recogni- 
tion of the transtormiug power of Evaagdiicai pieaciiiiig 
in whicli the facts of the gospel are presented witu sym- 
pathy and directness. Several missions of tnis cnaractbr 
held in our own diocese wiihin tlie past year nave met 
wun appreciative response. And this apprtciatiou is not 
conlmed to any one class of commuuicanis nor to any 
particular locality. All sorts of people hear the story of 
God s love gladly. In my opinion, the time has parsed when 
spt'oinc eaorts in Evangelism should be left lo tue sporadic 
iniiiative of individual rectors. 

m a matter so vital, we need to come to a definite pol- 
icy. The National Church has recognized this need. As 
a diocese should we not adopt some kind of method or plan 
whereby the faithful ministrations of the local minister 
may be stimulated and supplemented by the occasional 
prophetic voice of the stranger? I hope that before this 
convention adjourns some definite action will be taken 
covering the matter of Evangelism." In keeping -with the 
spirit and intent of the aforementioned, and encouraged 
by the instructive and inspiring mission conducted by 
the Rev. J. A. Schadd in Trinity Church, Greensboro, 
February 5-13th, we made a special effort to inaugurate 
a series of preaching missions among our diocesan group 
of the Convocation for work among Colored people. Un- 
daunted by our limitations, we succeeded in securing the 
consent of the Rev. Edward S. Willett, Rector of St. 
Mark's Church, Wilmington, to serve as missioner 
for a period of eight days. The series began at the 
church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, March 12th, 14th 
inclusive, St. Titus, Durham, March 16th-18th, and St. 
Cyprian, Oxford, March 19th and 20th. At Greensboro 
the Mission was well attended by the congregation of the 
Redeemer and friends. Two of the three nights of the 
mission found almost the entire student body of the Luth- 
eran College and some of the faculty in attendance. Rev. 
J. H. Hudson, Priest in charge, says, "The Mission has 
been an inestimable factor in the deepening of the relig- 
ious life of our people. From Oxford, Rev. F. H.^ U. 
Edwards, Priest in charge of St .Cyprian, writes, "The 
mission was a successful one and the spirit of those who 
attended shows a marked interest with a great outlook 
for the future. We hope that we may have Rev. Willett 
return to us in the very near future." 

At St. Titus, Durham, the mission was a spiritual and 
educational feast. The "question box" and intercessions 
were helpful features and proved beneficial to both mis- 
sioner and congregation. Repentance, means of grace, ser- 
vice and consecration were the sermon topics and the clos- 
ing night was marked by a ratification of the baptismal 
vow and pledge of service. This special effort among our 
diocesan group gives evidence of great possibilities, and 
we are persuaded that with this agency, and with the man 
fitted by deep consecration, experience and ability to con- 
duct the same, a continuance of this special effort among 
our people should greatly enable us to reach and infiuence 
a larger number that they "might have life and have it 
more abundantly." All sorts of people hear the story of 
God's love gladly, and the appreciation of the preaching 
mission, says the Bishop coadjutor, is not confined to any 
one class of communicants nor to any particular locality. 




Entered into life eternal, at her home in New Orleans, 
La., on Tuesday, March 4, 1924, at 2 P. M., ELIZABETH 
BUNCOMBE, only child of Arthur Griswold Palfrey and 
Elizabeth Goelet Rogers, aged twelve years and six months. 

She was the only grand-daughter of the late Wa'cc .' 
Henry Rogers, — (senior judge of the Court of Appeals ol 
Ivouisiana; Attorney Genei'al of the State; founder aid 
+'or 2f years senior warden of Grace Church, New Or- 
Icyns) ; great grand-daughter of Major John Edv.'a"! I-un- 
combe Goelet, of Washington County, North Car)Mna; 
great, great, great grand-daughter of Colonel Edward Bun- 
combe, 5th N. C. regiment, American Revolution; great 
niece of the Righ Reverend Alfred A. Watson, first Bishop 
of the diocese of East Carolina. 

"Peace on earth, good will to men. Hallelujah!" 


No human hands are fit to bear 

The torch her brave S'oul held so high, — 

Then, bid it flame in yonder sky 

To grace some constellation rare 

With purer light. 

Thus shall our night 

Illumine earth with radiance bright! 

O Triune Power, whom men call God, 
(Father, Mother, Child in One, 
Whose witness is the fecund Sun) 
We pray that from her em'rald sod 
Thy Holy Ghost may burst in flower 
To manifest her fragrant dower. 

True Source of ev'ry living thing, 
Nunc Dimittis now we sing! 

We ask no sanhedrim to teach 
The verbiage of man-made creed, — 
There is a candid, silent speech 
God utters to the sufferer's need. 

Yea, though our barks may long explore 
Unknown waters, dark and wild. 
We shall sail homeward and reach shore, — 
Whose Pharos is a little child. 

— Jane Gray Rogers. 


In a letter to the clergy, which was sent out with a copy 
of the 1924-1925 catalogue of St. Mary's School, Raleigh, 
the following interesting facts were given: 

The present session of Saint Mary's School opened on 
September 13, 1923, with a capacity enrollment of 259, of 
v/hom 198 were resident students. A geographical distri- 
bution of these resident students shows 18 states and 30 
dioceses represented, with 3 students from Cuba. Ninety- 
four per cent of these students come from the Southern 

Sfiint Mary's School for girls, owned by the Episcopal 
Church of North and South Carolina, is your school. Sixty- 
seven per cent of the above registration was enrolled from 
these two states. 

The religious preference of sixty-four per cent of this 
enrollment was given as the Episcopal Church. Other com- 
munions represented, in the order of prominence, include 
Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Christian, Congregation- 
alist. Friend and Lutheran. 


(From the Morning Star.) 

With a congregation in attendance which taxed to the 
overflowing the capacity of the church, and with num- 
bers of persons outside the building unable even to hear 
vhat was going on inside, the opening service of St. 
Andrew's chapel, Episcopal, located at S'hell Road Cross- 
ing, near Wrightsville Sound, was held Sunday afternoon 
at 3:30 o'clock. The Rev. Frank D. Dean, priest In charge 
of the chapel, was in charge of the services, and the sei'- 
mcn was delivered by R't. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., 
bishop of East Carolina, who also dedicated the memorial 
gifts to the new house of God. 

The program of the initial service in the beautiful 
church beside the famous old "Shell Road" was splendid 
in every detail, and although the opening service had 
not been widely heralded, the attendance was remarkable. 
The normal seating capacity of the chapel is 200, but with 
100 extra chairs there were as many more persons stand- 
ing yesterday afternoon. 

The numerous memorial gifts to the chapel, which were 
dedicated by Bishop Darst on yesterday follows: 

Altar — By Mrs. H. W. Divine, in memory of her mother, 
Susan Hardin MacPherson. 

Altar rail — By Mrs. M. W. Divine, in memory of her 
father, James Berrien MacPherson. 

Altar desk — In memory of John and Mildred Brown, by 
their children. 

Altar prayer book — Gift of Lebanon Sunday school. 

Altar vases (brass) — In memory of T. L. Morton, by his 
wife and children. 

Altar vases (bronze) — Gift by Miss Delia and Theodore 
Taylor of St. Andrews. 

Altar window — Gift b>'; the employees of Airlee and 
Pembroke Park in memory of their friend, Pembroke 

Altar hanging — Gift by St. Mary's Guild of St. James 
church, William G. Dizer. 

Bible— Gift by William G. Dizer of St. Andrews. 

Wafer box — In memory of William Litchfield Dickinson, 
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.arle Dickinson. 

Chalice — In memory of Mrs. Julia Savage Latimer, by 
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Waddell. 

Paten — In memory of Mr. Z. Latimer and Mrs. E. S. 
Latimer, by Mrs. William Latimer and Messrs. Herbert 
and Emjue Latimer. 

Choir chimes — Gift by the choir of St. Andrews. 

Doors — In memory of William B. Giles and his sons, 
Clayton and Norwood, by Mrs. John D. Bellamy, Jr. 

Font and eure — Gift by S't. Agnes Guild of St. James' 

Litany Desk — In memory of Anna Elois Burkheimer, 
by her mother and sisters. 

Lectern — In memory of Colonel John Wilder Atkinson, 
by his grandchildren. 

Processional cross — A thanksgiving offering through St 
Agnes Guild, by W. S. Bunting. 

Window panel — In memory of Bishop Watson. 

The school boards of more than 125 cities now allow 
school time for religious instruction. Three years ago 
there were fewer than 12. 

An a.ged Indian woman, formerly a voodoo doctor, has 
recently died in her little cabin at Orleans, in the Diocese 
of Sacramento, and is gratefully remembered as a bene- 
factor of the mission there. When the bishop was seeking 
a place for a church and was refused a site by the wealthy 
syndicate which owns the whole mining camp, old Fanny 
gave half an acre of her holding on the main highway, 
and refused any compensation for it. The diocese built 
her a new cabin of which she was very proud, where al- 
though she was 98 years old she has insisted on living 



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On to Greeinville ! 

The voung people of the Church 
in East CaroHna are to have their own 
conference in Greenville on June 24, 25 
and 26th St Paul's congregation and 
the people of Greenville generally have I 
offered unstinted hospitality; the pro- 
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well as inspiration. 


June, 1924 

Published by the Diocese of East Carolina at Plymouth, N. C. 



Saint /Ibarip's School, 

Rev. WARREN W. WAY, Rector. 





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St. Anne's School, Charlottesville. $500. Catalog Miss E. E. 
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The Mission Herald. 


PLYMOUTH, N. C, JUNE. 1924. 

No. 6 

Executive Council Passes on Many Appeals For 

Financial Assi^ance 

Authorizes Employment of Field Secretary for Colored Work 


A definite policy that will govern its future action on 
all special appeals to participate in drives and campaigns 
was adopted at a meeting of the Executive Council of thq 
diocese of East Carolina in Wilmington on May 22nd. 
This policy was clearly enunciated in a resolution sent to 
the managers of the campaign to raise funds for the 
erection of the cathedral in Washington, in effect it is 
that the diocese of East Carolina recognizes that the first 
claim upon the loyalty and offerings of its people is the 
work to which it is committed by the General Church, 
and that it will continue to meet the obligations assumed 
by it in its support of the whole program of the Church 
as agreed upon by the General Convention. 

This policy was adopted after a consideration of num- 
erous appeals from many sources outside the Diocese, 
which, if answered, would have seriously impaired East 
Carolina's ability to meet the full quota assigned to it by 
the National Council. This diocese takes pride in the fact 
that it has supported loyally the program of the Church 
as adopted by the General Convention and carried out by 
the regularly constituted administrative body of the 
Church, the National Council, and it does not propose to 
go back to the old methods, which one speaker has called 
"guerilla warfare." 


The Executive Council met in the diocesan office in 
Wilmington at eleven o'clock on the morning of the 22nd, 
with Bishop Darst presiding. There was a full attendance 
of the clerical members of the Council. Messrs. G. V. 
Cowper, George B. Elliott and E. K. Bishop of the laymen 
were prevented from attending by the press of other du- 
ties. After a brief devotional service by the Bishop, the 
report of the Executive Secretary was read. This report 
was of great interest, as containing the first full report of 
the Every Member Canvass of last fall. Mr. Noe's report 
showed that the pledges for the work of the Church in 
East Carolina totaled about the same as last year. There 
were some reductions over 1923, but in most instances 
these were cases where parishes and missions made neces- 
sary adjustments to insure the full payment of the pledges. 
There were some slight increases. On the whole, there 
is every indication that the higher level of giving which 
has been reached during the past four years is to be main- 
tained, and gradually increased. On the basis of Mr. 
Noe's report the same schedule of appropriations was con- 
tinued for the year. (It will be remembered that owing 
to the incomplete report of the canvas, the Council at its 
meeting in January instructed the diocesan treasurer to 
continue payments on the old basis, pending the full 

The report of Mr. Thomas D. Meares, diocesan treasurer. 

was encouraging. The parishes and missions have respond- 
ed well to the suggestions that the payment on the pledges 
be sent in monthly. This has enabled Mr. Meares to meet 
all obligations to date, including that for the work of the 
National Council. 

During the morning session of the Council a committee 
from the Convocation of Colored Church Workers, of East 
Carolina, was received. The chairman of that committee, 
the Rev. R. I. Johnston, read an able paper, setting forth 
the need for a field secretary for the Colored Work. The 
committee was assured by the Council that it would do 
everything in its power to further the cause. At the 
afternoon session the matter was taken up, and the follow- 
ing resolution passed: "Resolved, That we make an ap- 
propriation at the rate of $1,000 a year towards the salary 
of a Field Secretary for Colored work, provided that the 
balance of the salary and expenses be raised by the Col- 
ored churches of the Diocese, said balance to be pledged in 
excess of the amount pledged this year for the Church's 
program." The selection of the secretary was left to the 
Bishop of the Diocese. 



After a most delightful luncheon, served the members 
of the Council by Mrs. Thomas C. Darst, a session lasting 
all of the afternoon was held in the beautiful new St. 
James' parish house. One important matter that engaged 
the attention of the Council for some time was that of 
the Thompson Orphanage Campaign. The Board of Man- 
agers of the Orphanage had decided to put on a campaign 
to raise a fund of $150,000 for the rehabilitation of that 
institution during the week beginning May 25th, and asked 
the diocese of East Carolina to undertake the raising of 
$37,500 as its share, based upon the number of children 
from East Carolina in the Orphanage. There was no 
lack of interest in the cause, but a very general feeling 
that in this Diocese the campaign should be deferred until 
the fall. After much discussion the following resolution 
was passed: 

"Resolved, That the diocese of East Carolina endorses 
most heartily the efforts of the Thompson Orphanage to 
raise $150,000 to equip the institution more adequately. 
That we recommend that steps be taken to raise as large 
an amount as possible to further this necessary work, and 
that a special committee be appointed to bring the matter 
before the people of the Diocese, which committee shall 
complete its efforts before January, 1925. And it is fur- 
ther resolved, that in bringing this matter before the 
people the committee be instructed to stress the necessity 
of continuing regular contributions for the maintenance 
of the Orphanage." The following committee was ap- 


pointed: Rev. W. R. Noe, Mrs. J. B. Cranmer, Mrs. S. P. 
Adams and Mr. W. B. Campbell. 

The Executive Council took note of the approaching 
meeting of young people in Greenville on June 24, 25 and 
26th, and adopted a resolution endorsing the action of tlig 
department of Religious Education in planning for the 
conference, and urging the parishes and missions of the 
Diocese to send a large number of 5'oung people. A spec- 
ial committee was appointed to write a letter to all of the 
congregations, stressing the great importance of the con- 

A committee consisting of the Rev. W. H. Milton, Mr. 
George E. Elliott and Mr. Thomas D. Meares was appoint- 
ed to study the appropriations of the Diocese, with a view 
to making recommendations for such revision as seems 

The Council in no uncertain terms expressed its disap- 
proval of all campaigns conducted by professionals, and 
adopted the following resolution: 

"That this Executive Council hereby records its positive 
disapproval of any campaign for raising funds for any 
Church purpose unless the definite consent and approval 
of the Bishop and also of this Executive Council be prev- 
iously obtained." 


The eighty-second Commencement of St. Mary's School 
occurred May 24th-27th'. Following was the program of 


Saturday, May 24th 

8:30 P. M. — Annual Recital of the Expression Depart- 
ment in the Auditorium. Shakespeare's "Merchant of 

Sunday, May 25 

8:00 A. M. — Celebration of the Holy Communion in the 

11:00 A. M. — Morning Prayer in the Chapel, with Com- 
mencement Sermon by Rt. Rev. Edwin A. 
Penick, D.D., Bishop Coadjutor of Diocese of 
North Carolina. 

5:00 P. M. — Alumnae Service in Chapel. 

Monday, May 26. 

11:00 A. M. — Class Day Exercises in the Grove 
1:30 P. M. — Annual Alumnae Luncheon at the Woman's 

8:00 P. M. — Annual Alumnae Meeting at the Woman's 
8:00 P. M. — Annual Concert in the Auditorium. 
9:00 P. M. — Art and Home Economics Exhibits in tli? 

Art Building. 
9:30 P. M. — Rector's Reception in the Parlor. 

Tuesday, May 27 

11:00 A. M. — Graduating Exercises in the Auditorium. 

Annual Address by Hon. W. P. Stacy,LiL.D., 

Associate Justice Supreme Court of North 

Prayers in the Chapel and Presentation of 
Diplomas by Rt, Rev. Joseph Blount Cheshire, 
D.D., Bishop of North Carolina. 

Bishop Penick was fortunate in his choice of subject for 
the baccalaureate sermon. Taking the text, "Ye are the 
siilt of the Earth," he dwelt on the fact that goodness con- 
sists in a positive contribution to life and showed three 
ways by which the larger life of Jesus Christ may be accom- 

plished — first through a sense of responsibility; second, 
belief in self; and third, a willingness to pay the price. 

The Hon. W. P. Stacy also made a distinct contribution 
in his Commencement address on Citizenship. Good citizen- 
ship, he asserted, was based on the ability to recognize 
the rights of others, mental and spiritual development, 
11 nd an unswerving faith in the law of the land. The two 
things most needed in the country today he declared, are 
a genuine revival of old-time honesty; and a rejuvenation 
cf the people's faith in popular government — a task for the 
combined strength of the citizen, not for competition. 

Bishop Joseph Blount Cheshire, as President of the Board 
of Trustees, presented the Seniors with their diplomas. 
This part of the Commencement exercises is always held 
in the Chapel with appropriate devotional exercises. Bishop 
Cheshire, after presenting the graduating class with their 
diplomas, spoke to them of the importance of putting first 
things first. He told them it was all right to make them- 
selves beautiful provided they remembered that the best 
kind of beauty is that of the heart and the mind. They 
must put first the things of the spirit and subordinate 
material, ephemeral matters. 



St. Peter's Parish, Washington, entered another stage 
of its progress in the Kingdom of God on Easter Day. On 
tliat d- y the largest number of people came to the -Altar 
to receive the Body and Blood of Christ that has ever 
ccme together at one time in the history of the Parish. 
The offering, which amounted to $1500.00, was given for the 
Parish House Building Fund. The Church School Lenten 
offering amounted to $400.00. 

The new stage upon which the Parish is entering is one 
in which all efforts are being made to erect a much needed 
Parish House. A debt of $2,600.00 has stood in the way 
of a united effort toward this end. But on the evening of 
the last Sunday in May immediately after the evening 
service the vestry met with the committees on the Par- 
ish House with the following results: 

The debt was cancelled from a fund received from the 
sale of some property belonging to the Church. 

Announcement was to be made to the congregation o'l 
the first Sunday in June as to the amount on hand, whi'^ii 
was $6,100.00, and that work on Parish House would be 
begun as soon as $10,000 was in the fund. 

A Parish meeting was to be held on the third Sunday in 
June to vote on the location of the Parish House in Ihe 
Church yard. 

The third Sunday in each month is Parish House Building 
S'unday and special offerings are asked at this time for 
the Parish House. 

Mr. E. C. Mercer and Mr. H. H. Hadley two laymen of 
the Episcopal Church conducted an eight day mission in 
our Parish, May 4 — May 11 inclusive. They made a won- 
derful impression upon our people and also upon the other 
Christian people in our community. The Rector wishes to 
commend these two consecrated laymen to the Rectors of 
cur Diocesan Parishes. Their work is well worth while. 
They have something to bring to the members of the 
Church of which we are in need. 

Col. Fred Olds, of Raleigh, gave a very interesting talk 
on one of the Sunday evenings in May in St. Peter's 

From all over the Diocese there comes the information 
that Easter offerings for the erection of projected parish 
houses were most generous. We hear that work is to begin 
on the erection of parish houses in Washington, Greenville, 
Kinston and Elizabeth City at an early date. 





GENERAL— TO JUNE 7, 1924. 


$ 100.00 $ 

Paid by Paid by 
Parish. Ch. Sch. 





40.00 .20.00 
92.00 5.50 

Atkinson, S't. Thomas 
Ayden, St. James'. . . . 
Aurora, Holy Cross.. 
*Bath, St. Thomas'. . 
Beaufort, St. Paul's. 
Belhaven, S't. James'. 
Bonnerton, St. John's 
*Chocowinity, Trinity 
Clinton, St. Paul's. .. 
Creswell, St, David's. 
Edenton, St. Paul's. . . 
Elizabeth C, Christ Ch 
Fayetteville, St. John's 
Fayetteville, St. Joseph 
Gatesville, S't. Mary's 
Goldsboro, St. Stephen 
Greenville, St. Paul's.. 
Grifton, St. John's.... 
Hamilton, S't. Martin's 
Hertford, Holy Trinity 
Hope Mills, Christ Ch 
Jessama, Zion . . . 
Kinston, St. Mary's 
Lake Land., St. George's 
New Bern, Christ Church 4830.00 
New Bern, St. Cyprian.. 590.00 
Plymouth, Grace Church 1230.00 
Red Spr'gs, St. Stephen's 260.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 500 . 00 

♦Seven Sp'gs, Holy Inno. 300.00 
Southport, S't. Philip's.. 250.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 360.00 

Washington, S't. Peter's. 6255.00 
■Williamston, Cli. of Adv. 800.00 
Wilmington, Good Shep. 610.00 
Wilmington, St. James'. .11040.00 
*Wilmington,St. John's.. 3500.00 
Wilmington, St. Mark's. 780.00 
Wilmington, St. Paul's.. 1995.00 
Windsor, St. Thomas',.. 1290.00 

Winton, St. John's 250 . 00 

Woodville, Grace Church 500.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 220.00 

*Bunyan, St. Stephen's.. 25.00 

Burgaw, St. Mary's 120.00 

Columbia,St. Andrew's.. 320.00 

Edtnton, St. John's 175.00 


















*Edward, Redeemer .... 
Eliza. City, St. Philip's. . 

Fairfield, All Saints 

Faison,, St. Gabriel's.... 
Parmville, Emmanuel . . . 
Kinston, St. Augustine's. 
*Lumberton, Trinity. . . . 
*Maxton, St. Matthew's. 
*North West, All Souls. 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 

*Sladesville, St. John's. . 

Sunbury, St. Peter's 

Trenton, Grace Church . . 
Warsaw, Calvary. ....... 

Washington, St. Paul's.. 
Snow Hill, St. Barnabas'. 
WWteville, Grace Church 

ment. Pledge. 
Wilmington, Ascension. . 100.00 60.00 
Winterville, St. Luke's.. 200.00 200.00 
Wrightsville, St. And.. 100.00 100.00 
Yeatesville,St. Matthew's 130.00 130.00 

Aurora, St. Jude's 110.00 100.00 

Paid by Paid by Avoca, Holy Innocents'. . 130.00 130.00 

Pledge. Parish. Ch. Sch. Ayden, St. Thomas' ... . 45.00 45.00 

100-0*^? 5 Beaufort,St. Clements'.. 30.00 30.00 4.10 

320.00 150.00 Goldsboro.St. Andrew's.. 85.00 85.00 

263.20 28.00 Greenville, St. Andrew's. 125.00 125.00 25.00 2.27 

100.00 13.00 7.38 .jasper, St. Thomas' 50.00 50.00 14.00 

600.00 232.62 110.08 Kinston, Christ Church 60.00 20.00 20.11 

500.00 179.80 75.00 forehead CSt.Andrew's 70.00 70.00 33.85 

150.00 66.15 Murfreesboro, St. Barna. 50.00 50.00 8.00 

1*^*^-00 Oriental, St. Thomas 50.00 50.00 

400-00 _■ Pikeville, Mission 50.00 50.00 

795.00 270.00 122.0. Pollccksville, Mission... 48.00 48.00 24.76 6.39 

3000.00 2063.28 72.15 Roper, St. Ann's 140.00 65.00 

1826.44 917.24 411.60 Rowland, Mission 70.00 59.80 27.60 

4100.00 1500.00 Swan Quarter, Calvary.. 60.00 30.00 21.00 

200.00 50.00 50.00 .Wallace, Mission 50.00 50.00 

215.00 58.68 15.14 : 

1500 . 00 587 .26 77 . 00 Total 51079 . 64 16929.96 3367 . 90 

2100.00 550.00 154.04 

nn 20 * ^'^^ asterisk denotes that the final report of the Every 

goA QQ 30 00 Member Canvass has not been received and for this reason 

100000 250 00 ' ''^^ pledge is supposed to be no less than the apportion- 

108:50 20:00 ■32:50 "lent. WALTER R. NOE, 

275 00 48 87 34 36 '^""^ ^' ^^^4. Executive Secretary. 

1200.00 348.90 40.00 

125.00 45.50 12.25 

3000 00 983 59 NEWS OF ST. JOHN'S, WILMINGTON. 

300.00 100.00 



250.00 105.50 65.08 ' 

OAQ QQ 20 65 (Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

250.00 108.00 34.11 The Easter services were particularly full and appreciat- 

100.00 ed because of the intensive Lenten season culminating in 

3000.00 1609.43 400.00 a preaching mission that ended on Wednesday of Holy 

800.00 Week, conducted by the Rev. J. A. Schaad, Missioner of the 

250.00 98.69 210.51 National Church. With the daily Eucharists, the forceful 

1040.00 4150.28 944.78 preaching at nights, and the teaching value of the Question 

3500.00 795.00 Box, which was intelligently used on a fine range of sub- 

300.00 172.07 jects, the Missioner was given a good opportunity to show 

1995.00 500.62 bis varied gifts. Mr. Schaad had many friends from the 

596.70 150.00 56.32 previous City Wide Preaching Mission, and was heartily 

158.00 38.00 welcomed in Wilmington. His coming was of distinct 

400.00 40.77 spiritual value to the community as a whole. 

105.00 29.50 A parish meeting was held on May 19th at which time 

25.00 the reports of the organizations and activities of the Par- 

75.00 31.77 Ish were rendered. They showed the parish to be in a 

320.00 94.90 55.10 state of health and activity. As they were for the year 

175.00 25.00 20.50 1923 they did not include many things that have come into 

50.00 being this Spring, but mention was made of the new chap- 

50.00 2.00 20.00 ter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew under the director- 

35.00 ship of Mr. Ben Dunham, of the Confraternity of the Bless- 

50.00 50.00 ed Sacrament, and the Guild of St. Vincent for acolytes. 

530.00 18.28 The mission of St. John's Church in Brooklyn under 

50.00 10.00 the care of Mrs. Dunham, with the able assistance of Mrs. 

100.00 5.00 Hatchell, shows an activity that is unequalled in its annals. 

100.00 6.14 On a recent Sunday afternoon there were sixteen brought 

100.00 to Holy Baptism. 

90.40 11.50 The combined woman's organizations of the parish gave 

30.00 a parish supper and entertainment on May 28th that filled 

56.00 the Parish House, and brought the corporate work of the 

75.00 40. s2 parish for the winter season to a hearty and successful 

80.00 40 00 close. The ladies had served supper free to the men of 

300.00 20.03 . . . the parish during the Thursday nights of Lent, when a 

300.00 Men's Bible Class was held, and this hearty response was 

90.00 8.87 in the nature of appreciation of their ability to serve well. 




The Pitt County District Group Meeting of the Woman'.^ 
Auxiliary and Parochial Society of the Episcopal Church 
held a regular meeting at S't. Paul's Church, Greenville, 
with the following representatives: Ayden 4, Farmville fi, 
Griffon 0, Winterville 3, Greenville 24. The mestine open- 
ed with a prayer by Rev. W. R. Noe, and was then taken 
charge of by Mrs. B. T. Cox, chairman jf Distrk-t. 
The motto taken from 2 Tim, 2:15 was repented by i.]), 
■ nd the regular business was taken up. 

Mr. Jas. E. W. Cook gave a cordial and warm welcome 
from St. Paul's congregation. These meetings were first 
started in this parish and are proving helpful by bringing 
the people together for the discussion of plans by which 
God's work may best be carried on. The consecrated 
work of the women help in winning for Christ by up- 
holding the hands and encouraging the rectors. 

Mr. W. R, Noe from the Diocesan office gave some val- 
uable information in regard to the work carried on at this 
office. There are two problems facing East Carolina: 
First, the people failed to pledge as much for the General 
Church and Diocesan work as they had before. The de- 
mand for funds is urgent as there are thirty men 
and women on the pay-roll to be paid, other sal- 
aries and missionaries who have to be supported from 

The second problem is, how are appeals for special work 
to be carried out? It is impossible to give to these causes 
out of the funds for the General Church work. The 
Bishop has therefore asked that Sunday, May 25, be set 
aside for special prayer and offering for the Japanese Re- 
construction Fund, The manner in which funds will be 
raised for the Thompson Orphanage will be announced 
later. Mr, Noe urged the people to pray for the Bishop 
and officers in charge, who are leading the forces of 
righteousness to give their all to the upbuilding of God's 
Kingdom. A great need is for the people to begin prayer 

and continue it so that the desire of 
the Master might be known to all the 
people of this world. 

There was then read to us an ar- 
ticle on "Enter into Thy Closet and 
Close the Door," emphasizing the im- 
portance of the spiritual side of life 
rather than the material. 

Lunch and a social-hour on the 
church grounds were by no means the 
smallest part of the day. 

After lunch Farmville presented its 
local problem which was, how to main- 
tain reverence in church. There was 
no discussion of this problem, however, 
as their rector has already solved it. 
A history of the Emmanuel Churcli, 
Farmville, was then read, 

Mrs. Richard Williams expressed the 
pleasure in having visitors from Pac- 
tolus, Kinston, and Williamston. She 
resd an earnest request from Mrs, Sta- 
ton for each Parish to purchase for the 
Parish Libraries "The Life of .Tulla 
Chester Emery," and also to secure 
"Handbook — The Woman's Auxiliary 
to the Na,tional Council." Sl:ie rR- 
minded the women of the summer con- 
ferences to be held for those who wish 
to help lead the young people in 
Church Work. 

Mr. Cook announced that there will 

be leadership classes in Greenville, 

June 24, 25, 26, and that he is expect- 
ing at least 300 delegates from all over the Diocese. 

The meeting adjourned after planning to get together 
the next time in regular picnic style. 


Charlotte, N. C, May 22, 1924. 
Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Plymouth, N. C. 

Dear Mr. Partrick: I regret exceedingly that we 'ailed 
to give expression of our gratitude to the Thompson fam- 
ily for making possible the beginning of the Orphanage, 
and also that we failed to make any mention of Mr. 
Smith's splendid service. 

I think it was wholly due to the fact that our minds 
were possessed by the one idea to get over the needs of the 
Orphanage, and we were conscious that, as it was, we 
were taking most of the space in your splendid paper. I 
do not recall that we made mention of any of the workers 
since the institution was founded or of any of the donors 
of buildings by name. As I said above, our whole aim was 
to put the children and their needs first and foremost. 

No one is more appreciative than I of our indebtedness 
to the Thompson family in enabling us to have this home 
in the Master's name for some of His children, and no 
one can bear witness better than I to the splendid fruits 
of Mr. Smith's devoted work as seen in the lives of the 
children here whom he has trained up in the ways of 
ri.ghteousness and truth. 

If you think best to do so, you are at liberty to print 
this explanation in the next issue, or, if you deem it wiser, 
to forward this explanation to parties who have written 
you regarding this oversight, 

I sincerely trust the Bishop and Executive Council are: 
moving to stand behind the canr.paign at their meeting in 
Wilmington today. 

With grateful appreciation of your splendid support at 
all times, and of your suggestions and criticisms as well,- 
I am, with every good wish and many thanks, 






Upon the invitation of the Woman's Auxiliary of Christ 
Church, Creswell, a number of women from St. Andrew's, 
Columbia; Grace Church, Plymouth; and St. Lulce's Roper, 
met in Creswell on May 14th and organized a group for the 
study of problems confronting them and to enjoy the 
fellowship of an occasional day together. The idea which 
has been worked out by the Pitt County group was adopted, 
and it is believed that this will be the beginning of ?, 
series of helpful and enjoyable meetings. 

The women met in Christ Church, and after a brief 
devotional service by the Rector, the Rev. Charles E. 
Williams, they were called to order by Mrs. H. G. Walker, 
as temporary chairman; with Mrs. H. A. Litchfield, Jr., 
acting as temporary secretary. The program was an im- 
promptu one. Mrs. James G. Staton, diocesan president 
of the Auxiliary, was present by invitation and made a 
most helpful address. Mrs. Walker spoke of the young 
people's work in East Carolina, and several representatives 
of the four parishes reported on their work for the year.i 

After the morning session a delightful luncheon was 
served on the lawn near the Church. The proverbial 
hospitality of the people of Creswell was exemplified. 
' At the opening of the afternoon session a brief address 
was made by the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Rector of 
the Plymouth and Roper churches, on the place of the 
women in the life of the Church. Following this there 
were other brief tallis, and the election of permanent offi- 
cers. Mrs. R. P. Walker, of Grace Church, Plymouth, 
was elected president; and Mrs. R. W. Johnston, of Grace 
Church, Plymouth, was elected secretary. 

An invitation to hold the next meeting in St. Andrew's, 
Columbia, was accepted. 




Windsor, N. C, May 19, 1924. 
Mission Herald, Plymouth, N. C. 

To the Editor: Your recent Thompson Orphanage num- 
ber is very interesting. There is one serious omission :n 
the historical references to the orphanage and that is the 
fact of not stating that Mrs. Margaret A. Thompson, of 
Woodville, Bertie County, and a loving and devoted com- 
municant of Grace Church, donated the funds out of which 
the orphanage was founded and the first buildings erected. 
The Rev. B. S. Bronson, D.D., was rector in charge of St. 
Thomas' Parish, Windsor and Grace Church, Woodville. 
Mrs. Thompson was his devoted friend and she made a 
considerable donation through him to establish a school 
where young men could" be prepared for the ministry and 
which school was later converted into the orphanage 
and in memory of her named Thompson Orphanage. 

I see a great many statements about the orphanage 
from time to time and especially giving some history of it, 
but I do not recall any reference to Mrs. Thompson as the 
founder. We are sure that this is not purposely omitted, 
but that possibly the younger generation do not recall the 
fact. I have written this entirely on my own initiative 
and not in any way with the knowledge of the family of 
Mrs. Thompson. Her daughter Mrs. Mary Bond Urquhart 
with two sons and three daughters are faithful communi- 
cants of Grace Church and staunch and liberal supporters 
of the Thompson Orphanage. 

Woodville is a beautiful country village where the life 
breathes an aroma of courtesy and gentleness and charity 
that make it an ideal spot. Grace Church yard contains 
the sleepers dear to them and to their friends. The stones 


mark the resting place of Lewis Thompson, patriot and 
statesman and of Mrs. Margaret Anne Clark Thompson, as 
gentle, lovable and pious a soul as ever breathed. 

Very truly yours, 




A Central China University is about to be formed out 
of various mission colleges in Wuchang and near-by cities, 
chiefly the colleges of the Yale and Wesleyan Missions 
and our own Boone. Each college is to retain its own 
individuality but there is to be a joint administration, so 
that the courses and special advantages of each will be 
open to all the students. Boone has been chosen for the 
site, at least temporarily, of the new University adminis- 


During the past year I have traveled over 2,000 miles 
with n.y dog team, and during the summer of 1923 I 
traveled over 3300 miles by water, making a total of over 
5300 miles. Well I recall your quotation of the Psalm — 
"The Lord delighteth not in any man's legs," and I make 
no boast of my mileage. However, it does speak a word 
for the amount of time one must lose on the trail, and 
also it accounts for the expense I incur. — From Archdea- 
con Drane's report to Bishop Rowe. 

The congregations at the Church of the Advent, William- 
ston, and St. Martin's, Hamilton, have recently held par- 
ish program conferences and conducted intensive every 
member canvasses with a view to arousing greater inter- 
est in the Church's program. The Rev. W. R. Noe, Execu- 
tive Secretary of East Carolina, spent several days in 
that field, andi preached to both congregations on the 
fourth Sunday in April. 


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of the Mission Herald will be effected this year, and the 
number will appear in August. Meantime, we hope that 
our readers will have a very pleasant vacation. 


The Executive Council of the Diocese of Bast Caroliaa 
at its recent meeting in Wilmington couldn t see any 
good reason why its people should be canvassed for con- 
tributions to help build the cathedral in the city and dio- 
cese of Washington. Neither did it look with i'avor on 
the proposal of a parish in the city of St. Louis to build 
a parish house as a memorial to the late Bishop Tuttle. 
Both undertakings may be laudable enough, but neither 
has any just claim on the generosity of the people of the 
whole country. There is no national cathedral, such as 
the one in Washington is called. And the idea of buildiug 
a parish house as a national memorial to Bishop Tuttle 
is absurd. We feel, and rightly so, that the first charge 
upon the generosity of our people is the work to which 
we are committed by the national legislative and admin- 
istrative bodies of the Church. We believe that our bills 
ought to be paid first; salaries of missionaries, support of 
institutions, etc., before we build cathedrals and help a 
parish capitalize the sentiment for Bishop Tuttle by build- 
ing a parish house for its own use. It looks as if many 
dioceses are trying to scrap the really constructive pro- 
gram of the Church and resort to the old methods of 
guerilla warfare for getting the funds that it wants. 

T. P., Jr. 

The very searching report of the committee on the state 
of the Church read at the Convocation of Colored Church 
Workers, which, by the way we hope to find room for in 
this issue of the Mission Herald, tries to find the cause 
for the unsatisfactory growth of the Church among the 
Colored people in East Carolina. We think the re- 
port is right in stating that the primary need is not the 
strengthening and extension of the parochial schools, but 
for a greater evangelical zeal and more stress on preach- 
ing. Indeed, the prophetic voice is needed everywiierc 
111 the Church. Every real revival of religion in the 
liiptory of the Christian era has been induced by preaca- 
:ng, virile messages by men inspired by a passion for 
souls. Every great influx of spiritually hungry men and 
w^^men into the Church has not been inspired by the beauty 
and dig'.iity of her worship, but by the servants of God on 
tre themselves and ig^: ting the flame that ii in the soul 
of every man. We have right here in East Ca-olina all 
of the materials for a real revival; a moral situation that 
in many ways is deplorable, crying aloud for the cleansing 
touch of a vital religion; a wretched spirit of compromise 
between righteousness and evil, which dilutes the power 
of the one and whitewashes the other; a spiritual hunger 
and thirst which is not being satisfled. There are many 
in our own diocese who are in desperate need. We have 
no just cause for existence if we cannot supply that need. 
May God give us a divine dissatisfaction with the evil 
and the incompleteness of the life around us, and the 
courage to fight it. May He give us a passionate love 
for the truth and for the spiritual welfare of the people 
with whom we come in contact, and the grace and pov/er 
to voice that love so that it may be brought home to them. 
In that way and in that spirit we can reach and arouse 
the people. Then God through His Church can supply 
their needs. T. P., Jr. 



(From Florida correspondence in Southern Churchman.) 
Bishop Thomas Campbell Darst, D.D., concluded a rno&t 
successful preaching mission in the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Jacksonville, Sunday night, June 1. In spife of 
the heat wave, which spread over that part of the coun- 
ti-y during the stay of the Bishop in Florida, large crowds 
heard him every night. The last night of the mission, the 
service was held on the lawn, to accommodate the congre- 
gation. Bishop Darst proved that he is one of the great 
evangelical preachers of the Church, and that people will 
turn out to hear the gospel. The rector, the Rev. C. 
Ashby, said that the motto of the mission was from Jere- 
miah, "I will melt them and try them." The Good Shep- 
herd congregation stood the test. This church will add 
this summer to its lay staff a director of religious educa- 
tion, and a graduate of S'ewanee, Mr. George H. Harris, 
of Macon, Ga., making five lay workers with the church. 
It will make extensive adilitions to its big parish house 
this summer, and hopes for 1,500 in its Sunday School in 
the fall. The gymnasium and swimming pool are in great 
demand. A handsome Boys Scout hut has been begun 
at Orange Park in connection with the young people's 


Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Robinson Huske request the 
honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter 
Margaret Strange to Mr. Marsden Bellamy deRosset on 
Tuesday, the tenth of June at nine o'clock in the evening 
at Saint John's Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with tlie good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

.Tune 22— First Sunday after Trinity 
24_Nativity S. John Baptist 
29 — S'. Peter, Apostle 

.Tuly 6— Third Sunday after Trinity 

13— Fourth Sunday after Trinity 
20— Fifth Sunday after Trinity 
25 — S. James, Apostle 
27_sixth S'unday after Trinity 

Aug, 3— Seventh Sunday after Trinity 
6 — Transfiguration 
10— Eighth Sunday after Trinity 
17— Ninth Sunday after Trinity 




Personal items. 

The Rev. Harvey A. Cox, Rector of a group of churches 
in Robeson County, writes with enthusiasm of his recent 
visit to Yale University, where he attended the annual Yale 
Convocation and heard a number of outstanding speakers. 
He found Dr. Fosdick's lectures on "The Modern Use of 
the Bible" especially illuminating and inspiring. Mr. Cox 
is a graduate of the Yale Divinity School. 

The Rev. George W. Lay and Mrs. Lay have recently 
returned from a trip to New York and the New England 
states. Dr. Lay attended a conference on Religious Edu- 
cation in Boston, then with Mrs. Lay visited old friends 
and scenes in New England. They stopped in New York 
to visit a daughter. 

Bishop Darst plans to take a trip to England this sum- 
mer. This trip is taken upon the advice of his physician, 
who is anxious for him to escape for a time the heavy 
duties that go with his office. His people in East Caro- 
lina are delighted to learn that he is to have a real vaca- 
tion, and their prayers and best wishes will go with 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, Rector of St. Paul's, 
Greenville, preached the baccalaureate sermon at the com- 
mencement exercises of St. Paul's School, Beaufort, this 

Diocesan News. 


Two vacant fields have been filled this mouth by the 
arrival of the Rev. Messrs. George F. Cameron and J. 
M. Taylor, who finished this year at the Virginia Semi- 
nary. Mr. Cameron will live at Ayden, and will serve the 
church there, at Winterville, Grifton and Seven Springs. 
The people of S't. James', Ayden, have provided a rectory 
for him, and are looking forward with much pleasure to 
having a resident rector. Mr. Taylor will become assistant 
to the Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, Rector of Christ Church,. 
New Bern, and will serve the churches near-by. A most 
cordial welcome is extended these two young men, and 
we hope for them a long and useful ministry. 

Messrs. W. A. Smith, J. H. Hazelhurst and R. E. Tapp, 
members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, St. Paul's, 
Wilmington, conducted the evening services on May 25th, 
at St. Andrew's Church, Wrightsville, in the absence of 
the Rev. F. D. Dean. 

The Rev. Alexander Miller, Rector of St. Paul's, Wil- 
mington, delivered the commencement address at the 
Wrightsville School on May 30th. This is the third com- 
mencement that Mr. Miller has been invited to the 

Mrs. Staton has written to the women of all the church- 
es, urging that they stnd delegates to the summer schooli 
this year. She calls attention to the fact that $200 is 
provided for this purpose from the central expense fund 
of the Diocesan Auxiliary budget. 

Mr. Harrel J. Lewis will work in the Wilmington arch- 
deaconry this summer. Mr. Lewis, who is a candidate for 
Holy Orders, has been a student at William and Mary 
College this year. He expects to enter the Virginia Semi- 
nary in the Fall. 

Miss Mabel Lee Cooper, an expert in religious educ^T 
tion eiViployed by the Fourth Province, will visit East 
Carolina this fall and will be available for those parishes 
and missions who desire to have her conduct conference;-;. 
Dr. Lay, Chairman of the Department of Religious Edu- 
cation, has sent out a questionnaire in order to get such 
information as will enable him to arrange an itinerary 
for Miss Cooper. 

The Wilmington Clergy have arranged to assist in giv- 
ing services to near-by mission chuixhes during the sum- 
mer. Grace Church, Whiteville, will have services on two 
Sundays in each month, and St. Philip's, Southport, will 
have services on every Sunday during the summer. Mr. 
A. T. S't.Amand, layman of St. PauFs Church, Wilmington, 
visits All Souls, North West, monthly for services. 

The members of the Woman's Auxiliary in East Caro- 
lina, who are giving assistance to Miss Lula Disosway in 
Irer training for the missionary field, will be interested in 
the following news item in the parish paper of Christ 
Church, New Bern: "Miss Lula Disosway, who is a student 
at the Woman's Medical College, Philadelphia, has won 
the Mrs. G. T. Stotesbury scholarship for high grade in 
studies. Miss Disosway is preparing for a medical mis- 
sionary to China, and has the high honor of being one of 
the four young ladies whose names were laid on the altar 
at the meeting of the General Convention in Detroit, as 
offering themselves to God's service in the foreign field." 

The Mission Herald has not received a full report of 
the young people's Lenten or Mite Box offering, but we 
hear from many sources that the offering was much larger 
this year than ever before. It will be remembered that 
a goal of $6,000 was set, which represented almost a 100 
per cent increase over last year. We hear of three of the 
small Sunday schools that did remarkably well. Christ 
Church, Creswell, with a suggested quota of $100, con- 
tributed $130. St. Andrew's, Columbia, asked to raise 
$30, made it $55. St. Luke's. Roper, with a mere handful 
of scholars, exceeded its quota of $60 by $5.00. 

Her many friends will be glad to learn that Mrs. J. F. 
Woolvin, of Wilmington, United Thank Offering Treas- 
urer, who has been 111 for several months, is gradually 
improving and is able to be out. 

A very strenuous effort is being made all over East 
Carolina to insure a large attendance of the young people 
at the conference* in Greenville on June 24, 25 and 26th. 
Letters have been sent out, urging congregations and 
rectors to present the matter to their young people. All 
of the clergy are expected to attend, and an effort is being 
made to have a large number of adult leaders of the young 



people attend the conference. The people of 
Greenville, regardless of denomination, are as- 
sisting the people of St. Paul's in arranging for 

The dates of the Young People's Conference 
have been changed from 17, 18 and 19th of June 
to 24, 25 and 26th. This change was necessary 
in order to insure the presence of the Rev. Gor- 
don Reese, who will this year be the Conference 
leader. Mr. Reese, who was the leader of the 
Conference in Wilmington last year, is without 
a peer in this work, and the fact that he can be 
present will doubtless inspire a large attendance. 
The Rector of St. Paul's, Greenville, writes that 
Greenville will be able to entertain all of the 
young people who can come, and it is hoped that 
every Parish and Mission in the Diocese will be 
represented. There is no limit set upon the 
number from each church. The splendid hard 
surfaced roads leading into Greenville will make 
it possible for many of the young people to drive 
through the country. 




If looks now as if all the churches in the Dio- 
cese are to be supplied with services by June. 
Mr. Jillson's acceptance of the call to Hertford 

fills a vacancy that has existed for almost two 

years. St. Paul's, Clinton, which has been without a Rec 
tor since the Fall, is to have Mr. Cone; while Mr. Mat- 
thews is already in residence in Hyde County. 

In all of its long history the Thompson Orphanage has had only 
three superintendents, and they are all living. The fii'st was the 
Rev. E. A. Osborne; the second, the Rev. W. J. Smith; and the 
present one, the Rev. W. H. Wheeler. 


The Rev. E. F. Jillson, of the Diocese of Kentucky, who 
was recently invited to become Rector of Holy Trini. 
Parish, Hertford, has accepted, and began his work there 
the first of May. Holy Trinity is very fortunate in hav- 
ing Mr. Jillson accept, as he is a clergyman who has 
achieved success in his other charges. The Mission Herald 
welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Jillson to the Diocese, and hopes 
that their residence here will become permanent. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, Rector of S't. Paul's, Green- 
ville, was presented with a Ford automobile at Easter 
by the Altar Guild of St. Paul's. Mr. Cook's practice of 
giving services to near-by churches without a Rector will 
be made easier by this fine gift. 




In response to an invitation extended to them by their 
Rector, the Rev. J. W. Heyes, the Young People's Service 
League of Emmanuel Church, Farmville, met at the 
Rectory on Monday evening, May 5th, for a social 
hour, with only one member, absent. A short period was 
devoted to the election of new officers, and the following 
were chosen: Miss Marie Gibbs, president; Miss Evelyn 
Horton, vice-president; Miss Mary Alice Beaman, secre- 
tary; Mr. Jonas Warren, treasurer. Delightful refresh- 
ments were served during the evening. 

At a recent meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary talent 
money, amounting to $46.00 was collected, and a beautiful 
carpet was selected from samples exhibited. This organi- 
zation is bending its entire efforts toward carpeting the 
Church, and has in its treasury a large, though as ye> 
inadequate fund for this purpose. They have recently 
compiled a splendid cook book, which contains tested re- 
ceipts from efficient housekeepers of Farmville, and would 
appreciate an order from their friends for one or more 
of these valuable little books. 

The one hundred and first year of the Theological Semi- 
nary in Virginia was brought to a close with most inter- 
esting commencement exercises on June 4, 5 and 6th. On 
the evening of the 4th the Rev. Hugh Birkhead, of Balti- 
more, preached the annual sermon before the Missionary 
Society of the Seminary. On the morning of the 5th the 
commencement exercises were held, honorary degrees and 
degrees in course conferred, and a most inspiring address 
delivered to the graduating class by the Rev. Wyatt Brown, 
of Baltimore. Following the commencement exercises, 
there was a meeting of the Alumni Association, featured 
by the annual essay read by the Rt. Rev. R. E. L. S'trider, 
of West Virginia. This essay, "The Church and An Open 
Mind" was a remarkable one, and the editor hopes to re- 
produce it in The Mission Rerald. On Friday the 6th a 
number of men were ordained to the diaconate and priest- 
hood. The sermon was delivered by the Rt. Rev. E. A. 

East Carolina had two men to finish at this Seminary 
this year, both of whom are already in deacon's orders, 
and already actively at work in the field. The Rev. George 
F. Cameron, an A. B. of the University of Virginia, re- 
ceived his B.D. degree. Mr. Cameron has taken charge 
of the work in Ayden and near-by churches, and will live 
in Ayden. The other young man to finish this year is 
the Rev. Joseph Mitchell Taylor, who will assist the Rev. 
D. G. MacKinnon in the missionary field near New Bern. 


(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 
The actual work on the new Du Bose School build i.ig 
has begun. On May 19th the students went to the site of 
the old School to help clear the debris, for the coming of 
the surveyors. All who co-operated in clearing the 
grounds will have their names placed in the box which 
is to be placed in the cornerstone. At 9:45, May 20th, 
after prayer and in the presence of the entire student 
body, the first stake was driven by the beloved warden 
of Du Bose, Dr. Logan. The ground was broken and the 
first spade of dirt was dug by Dr. Logan amid shouts and 
cheers of "Long live Du Bose." 





Besides the wonderful realization of what the Trinity 
season means to us all, Grace Church Parish, Plymouth, 
is granted a two-fold realization, — a material as well as a 
spiritual one, — for it marks the first birthday of our 
Rector's son, born Trinity S'unday, 1923. Too much can- 
not be said of Hall Partrick. When you come in contact 
with this blue-eyed, jolly little fellow, you realize that you 
are in the presence of an all-round boy, — so brimming over 
with the fun of living that he radiates joy. So friendly 
is this little fellow that it would not be hard for any of 
the parishioners to have him "for keeps", were it not for 
the constant reminder of his adorable little sister that he 
is her own "Baby Son." 



Those paying one dollar: Mrs. E. M. Herring, E. B. 
Marston, Mrs. R. H. McKoy, Mrs. T. S. Norfleet, ivjrs. W. 
P. Peace, Miss Etta Gay, Mrs. C. W. Cahoon, Rev. P. N. 
Skinner, Mrs. C. S. Watson, G. V. Cowper, Mrs. W. T. 
Bryan, Mrs. Fannie Morrow, J. C. Gatlin, Mrs. C. P. 
Wales, Mrs. W. G. Chapman, Mrs. M. J. Dauer, C. R. 
Wheatley, John W. Gordon, Mrs. Fred Schlez, Mrs. R. H. 
Bachman, Mrs. George LeGrand, Mrs. S'. H. Abbott. Mrs. 
J. H. Hardin, Mrs, E. W. Gray, Mrs. T. Gilliam, Sr., Mrs. 
R. W. Askew, Mrs. Lissa Newell, Mrs. R. W. TJeckwiib. 
W. D. Pruden, Mrs. W. W. Olive, Mrs. H. M. S. Cason, 
Mrs. Robert Miller, G. H. Hall, Mrs. T. .J. Mitcliell, Sr., 
W. W. Griffin, Mrs. C. B. Kramer, Mrs. C. L. Foy, Mrs. 
Annie Hill, Mrs. W. S. Carawan, Miss Lida Walla;'^, Mar- 
tin Kellogg, Rev. Howard Alligood, Mrs. C. B. Woodley, 
Mrs. Fred Jenkins, Mrs. J. J. McNamara, Mrs. S. M. Swin- 
dell, Mrs. Julia Mullen, Mrs. S. N. Bateman, Mrs W K. 
Guion, Dr. R. H. Lewis, Mrs. B'. J. Jacobs, Mrs. C. W. 
Bidgood, H. A. Lynch, H. E. Rodgers, C. D. Mafflt, Har- 
mon Rorison, Mrs. Spencer LeGrand, W. G. Robertson, 
Mrs. A. M. McKoy, I. B. Grainger, Louis Poisson, Mrs. 
F. L. Harris, Mrs. A. C. Kenly, T. D. Meares, Dr. J. T. 
Hoggard, Mrs. John L. Cobb, Jr., Richard Meares, Mrs. 
S. P. Cowan, Mrs. Heriot Clarkson, W. A. Townesi, Mrs. 
W. H. Winstead, Mrs. H. H. Phelps, Miss Maxine Spruill. 
Total $72.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. H. C. War- 
ren, $2.00; Miss Essie Mason, $2.00; J. E. F. HicK:s, ?3.0n; 
Rev. B. T. Jillson, $2.00; Dr. V. E. Weyher, 32.00; Mrs 
W. P. Harrell, $2.00; Rev. C. E. Williams, $2.00; J. )'. 
Greenleaf, $1.50; Mrs. Fred Grist, $2.00; J. H. Spivey, 
$4.00; Mrs. K. B, Crawford, $2.00; Mrs. Thomas Harvey, 
Sr., $2.00; Mrs. W. R. Cowper, $5.00. Total $31.50. 

Total for month, $103.50. 


The Woman's Auxiliary of the Chapel of the Cross, 
of Chapel Hill, N. C, wishes to place on record its sense 
of loss and personal sorrow in the death of our mellow 
worker and good friend. Miss Myra Tillinghast. 

For years a faithful member and treasurer of our branch, 
Miss Tillinghast has left us the example and inspiration 
of her life — a life of piety, zeal in all good works, stead- 
fastness of purpose, and faithfulness to duty. 

Her joy in her faith shed itself abroad in a cheerfi'.l- 
ness that was contagious. We shall hardly see her like 
again for all the qualities that endeared her to us and 
made her a power in the church. 


Chapel Hill, N. C, June 4, 1924. 

"I heard the voice of Jesus say Come unto Me and rest." 

Entered into life eternal at Washington, N. C, on May 

2nd, 1924, Mary Louise, daughter of Henry and Louise Nutt, 

of Wilmington, N. C, and wife of Thomas Harvey Blount 

n, in the eighty-fourth year of her age. 

"The golden evening brightens in the west; 
Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest; 
S'weet is the calm of Paradise the blest. 


But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day; 
The saints triumphant rise in bright array; 
The King of glory passes on His way. 



Whereas, The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Mary's Church, 
Gatesville, N. C, has sustained a heavy loss by the death 
of Mrs. W. P. Roberts, for a number of years President of 
this organization, and who by her energy, courage and 
zeal has left to us the memory of a well spent life, be it 

Resolved, That our Auxiliary place upon record, with 
a deep sense of our heavy loss, its feelings of sympathy 
Icr those near and dear to her, and further be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the 
Mission Herald for publication. 



(Written, for The Mission Herald.) 
A little maid, three summers old, 
Busy and happy at her play. 
Holding her dolly in her arms, 
Was going up the stairs one day. 

That chanced to be my pathway, too, 
S'o I was walking with the child; 
She, prattling in her merry glee. 
While I, a willing listener, smiled. 

When all at once, the darling stopped; 
The doll too heavy now had grown, 
Her little strength was giving out, 
She could not bear her load alone. 

But she knew where to look for help, 

She knew she had but to demand; 

So looking up into my face. 

She said, "You'll have to take my hand." 

Her words teach me a lesson sweet; 
And when my load seems hard to beaf, 
And all the path looks dark ahead. 
The baby's words become my prayer. 

Why some things should be as they are, 
Is more than I can understand; 
But I can say with faith and hope, 
"Father, you'll have to take my hand." 

S'o I can journey safely on. 

Until I reach that other land, 

"Where we shall know, as we are known". 

If Thou, O Lord, will take my handi 




The dioceses of North Carolina and Western North 
Carolina had their campaign for the Thompson Orphan- 
age dnring the week beginning May 25th. Remarkable 
results were obtained in the diocese of North Carolina, 
giving evidence of the very generous spirit of the people 
and the thoroughness of the campaign. Though the goal 
for all three dioceses of the State was $150,000, the one 
diocese of Noi'th Carolina raised $157,223.16 by June 3rd, 
and as this is being written the returns are still coming 
ing. Western North Carolina for the same period was 
credited with $10,582.10. It will be remembered that the 
Executive Council of the Diocese of East Carolina post- 
poned its campaign until October. 

Bishop Penick directed the campaign, and did it in a 
masterly manner. But the success of the effort to rai-3 
this large amount for the Orphanage is mainly due 1o 
the universal appeal which such an institution make? to 
the charitable instincts of the people. People generally 
realized very keenly the manifest need for better equip- 
ment at the Orphanage. 

A numbei- of parishes far exceeded the suggested goal. 
Christ Church, Raleigh, with a goal of $8,000, contributed 
$42,000. St. Paul's, Winston-S'alem, with a goal of $4,'iOO, 
raised $15,274.50. St. Peter's, Charlotte, asked to raise 
$8,000, made it $18,931.73. 

The fact that such a surprising result has been obfriined 
so far does not relieve East Carolina of the duly and 
privilege of participating in this fund, and we bc^lievr; 
that when the matter is brought to the attention of our 
people they will respond in the same generous manner. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. W. Y. Warren, Miss S'arah 
Bonner, Mrs. So])hia Duffy, Mrs. C. E, Leens, Miss Pencie 
Pruden, Mrs. Callie Johnson, Tom Atkinson, R. C. Bagby, 
Mrs. D. L. McLaurin, Oscar Hardy, Mrs. L. V. Hardy, 
W. L. Hardy, Jr., J. B. Newman, Mrs. W. J. Rouse, Mrs. 
C. B. Jones, Miss Mayme Whitfield, Mrs. W. C. Whitiield, 
K. O. Burgwin, Mrs. Marshall Wescoat, Mrs. E. L. S'pooner, 
Mrs. W. M. Hill, Mrs. W. A. Smith, Mrs. J. H. James, 
Mrs. W. B. Thorpe, Mrs. J. N. Woolford, Mrs. A. J. Perry, 
Mrs. L. Lewis, Miss Amy Dawson, Mrs. M. P. Hite, Prof. 

F. M. Dwight, Mrs. Fannie Goodman, Mrs. Lou Mercer, 
Mrs. J. B. Flora, Jr., Mrs. R. C. Job, Mrs. W. W. Woodley, 
Jr., Mrs. T. M. Riddick, Mrs. Francis Nixon, Mrs. J. B. 
Fearing, Mrs. Fred Whitehurst, Mrs. Don Williams, Mrs. 
T. S. Harney, Mrs. Katherine Dean, Mrs. Edson Carr, Mrs. 
P. W. Whitly, Mrs. J. C. B. Ehringhaus, Mrs. W. A. Worth, 
Dr. M. S'. Bulla, C. W. Gaither, Mrs. C. A. Tasker, J. M. 
Pool, Mrs. Edward Davis, Mrs. J. P. Overman, Miss Ella 
V. John, Mrs. F. F. Cahoon, Mrs. T. C. Jones, Mrs. W. F. 
Hastings, Mrs. F. G. Jacocks, Mrs. A. L. Pendleton, Mrs. 
C. W. Melick, Mrs. C. H. Robinson, Mrs. W. B. Foreman, 
R. B. Martin, Mrs. J. B. Griggs, J. T. Stephenson, Mrs. 
W. M. Baxter, Mrs. Helen Turnage, W. B. Tyson, i. K. 
Quinnerly, G. A. Johnson, Mrs. E. F. Burney, Miss S'usie 
Davis, Mrs. H. G. Bairton, Mrs. Zeno Lyon, Mrs. A. Quin- 
nerly, W. J. Boyd, John Lipscomb, W. A. Quinnerly, Mrs. 
R. L. Johnson, T. B. Carr, Miss Alice Adkins, C. L. Stev- 
ens, Mrs. A. K. Parker, Mrs. G. K. Messick, Mrs. T. A. 
Smithwick, N. L. S'awyer, Mrs. B. A. Wilkinson, Mrs. W. 

G. Cherry, Mrs. .John C. Rodman, Mrs. R. C. Keys, Mrs. 
W. A. B. Branch, Mrs. R. S. S'ilverthorne, Mrs. Allen 
Chauncey, Mrs. "Victor Shelburne, Mrs. H. M. Bonner, Mrs. 
C. H. Richardson, Mrs. Rachel Rumley, Mrs. Claude Davis, 
Mrs. J. B. Fowle, Mrs. J. B. Moore, Mrs. C. T. Cordon, 
Harry McMullan, Mrs. E, R. Windley, Rev. G. F. Hill, 
Mrs. G. R. Little, J. J. Gatling, Mrs. W. A. R'ay, Mrs. W. 
J. Warren, Mrs. David Jones, N. W. Tillinghast, Joseph 

Huske, Miss Margaret Ayer, Mrs. W. C. Hill, Jennings 
Bolton, Mrs. J. A. Huske, Mrs. W. Y. S'hepard, Leighton 
Huske, Mrs. H. M. Pemberton, Miss Joanna Robinson, 
Mrs. Justin White, A. S. Huske, W. W. Home, Mrs. W. 
N. Tillinghast, Mrs. Wallace S'utton, B. R. Huske, Mrs. C. 
W. Broadfoot, Sr., Mrs. J. L. Allen, Rev. A. Boogher, Mrs. 
J. H. Anderson, Mrs. Lloyd Whitted, Mrs. John Kilgore, . 
Mrs. Louis Bell, Miss Marcia Albertson, Mrs. R. H. Pat- 
terson, Mrs. S. A. Ward, Mrs. L. P. Hornthal, Miss Mavis 
Thigpen, Mrs. J. B. Edmonston, Mrs. R. W. Johnston, Mrs. 
F. J. Knight, Mrs. A. B. Litchfield, Mrs. Clyde Cahoon, 
Mrs. Lula Hampton, Mrs. R. A. Williford, Miss A. P. 
Kidder, Mrs. W. S'. Snmmerell, Mrs. George E. Butler, W. 
A. Smith, T. B. Smith, Mrs. W. H. Herring, Mrs. J. L. 
Kerr, Mrs. J. R. Hiatt, Mrs. Clayton Moore, Mrs. J. G. 
S'taton, Mrs. T. Harvey Myers, Mrs. John Harvey, Sr. 
Total $155.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. A. M. Wad- 
dell, $2.00; Mrs. J. T. McCabe, $2.00; D. W. Bell, $4.00; 
Mrs. Nita Mizell, $5.00; Dr. W. H. Ward, $2.00; J. M. 
James, $1.50. Total $17.50. 

Grand total for month, $172.50. 



The Convocation of Colored Church Workers held at the 
new church in Goldsboro, St. Andrew's, May 3 to 6, set 
a standard in every respect that it will be an effort to 
maintain at future Convocations. The Rev. James E. 
Holder and his good people had been working very hard 
for several weeks to get their church in more complete 
shape for the occasion with the result that all the dele- 
gates and visitors were completely carried away with the 
beauty of the new 'building and its fine equipment. 

Men and women of high standing in their several com- 
munities, who had never troubled much about Convoca- 
tions before, sought to go there as delegates or came as 
visitors to see the new church they had been hearing so 
much about, so that medical men, dentists and other high 
professional folk were there in numbers, and, with others, 
confessed, when leaving, that their happy entertainment 
and enjoyment even exceeded the high expectations with 
outside. The very beautiful new lights, (displacing others 
that were themselves new) ordered by the Woman's Aux- 
iliary, were installed in time to shed a brilliancy at the 
closing service on the Tuesday night that, perhaps, gives 
this church the claim to be the best lighted church in 
Goldsboro, excluding none. 

Under the leadership of the Dean, the Rev. E. S. Wil- 
lett, greatly aided by the aggressive, progressive ex-dean, 
the Rev. R. I. Johnson, a very lively and uplifting course 
marked the proceedings throughout. Matters of vital im- 
port to the colored work were discussed with rare thorough- 
ness, and a programme of progressive and constructive 
activities was formulated that will keep everybody busy for 
the next 12 months. Bishop H. B. Delaney's regretted ill- 
ness prevented his being present at all. Bishop Thomas C. 
Darst was present at the afternoon session on Tuesday 
and took a very active part in the proceedings. At night 
he preached to an overcrowded congregation (dozens of 
people could not get into the church at all) and confirmed 
seventeen persons, two of whom were from Kinston and 
six from Ayden Missions. 

On Tuesday afternoon Mr. George C. Royall gave the 
Convocation a splendid barbecue dinner on the church 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean spent the month of May in the 
diocese of North Carolina in the interest of the Thompson 
Orphanage campaign, doing most effective work. 





On Sunday afternoon, May 4, Bishop Penick visited the 
Chapel of St. Mai'y the Virgin and administered the apos- 
tolic rite of Confirmation to ten of our boys and girls. The 
following were confirmed: Willis Daniel Keever, Archie 
Collins Vanderburg, Harvey Eugene Hopson, Dorothy Webb 
Parrish, Violet Pauline Shutters, Estelle Zedi Dellinger, 
Ruth May Sharpe, Lettie Smith, Ruth White, Sarah Rich- 
ter Wheeler. 

All of our older boys and girls are having a glorious 
vacation this year at Wrightsville Beach. This was made 
possible by the kind thoughtfulness of the Girls Friendly 
Society of the Diocese of East Carolina, which loaned their 
comfortable and commodious cottage for the enjoyment of 
the children. A number of the parishes in East Carolina 
have also contributed boxes of food stuff and money to 
help in the otherwise costly vacation. The Mecklenburg 
County school authorities loaned us one of their big school 
buses and Mr. William Yates, of Charlotte, very kindly 
gave of his time and energy to safely drive the bus load 
of children to the beach. An appeal for bathing suits in 
the Charlotte paper met with most gratifying response, 
and enough bathing suits were soon sent in to provide 
for the whole crowd. The girls are having their vacation 
at the beach during the last two weeks in May, and are 
having the time of their lives; the boys can hardly wait 
for their return, when they will go down for their outing 
during the first two weeks in June. 

There is great joy at the Orphanage over the outcome 
of the campaign for better equipment. Both North Caro- 
lina and Western N. C. have made wonderful returns, and 
if East Carolina will do its part in October,the full program 
for both buildings and beautifying of grounds seems possi- 
ble of attainment. The children at the Orphanage are hap- 
py over the fact that they have almost doubled their quota 
of the campaign. Complete reports of the campaign have 
not yet been received, but present indications are that 
Western North Carolina will complete its full quota and 
that North Carolina will go several thousand dollars over 
its quota of $87,500. 

The love for little children and the feeling of responsi- 
bility for orphans and destitute children was very marked 
everywhere, and the campaign produced many exhibi- 
tions of devotion and generosity among rich and poor 

Only a few notable achievements may be mentioned. 
Winston-Salem with a quota of $4,000, raised $14,477. 
Burlington, Holy Comforter, with a quota of $2,600, raised 
$4,950. Christ Church, Raleigh, with a quota of $8,000 
raised $42,000, promising two cottages, one from the parish 
and one from Mrs. T. A. Baker. Durham, St. Philip's, 
with a quota of $6,000, raised $7,500. The six congrega- 
tions of Charlotte, with a quota of $14,500, raised $31,642. 
Scotland Neck which lost its beautiful little church some 
months ago, has pledged its full quota of $1,000. 

The amount to be raised in each diocese was based on 
the number of children each diocese sent to the Orphanage. 
On this basis North Carolina was asked to raise $87,500, 
East Carolina $37,500 and Western North Carolina 
$25,000. The Diocese of Western North Carolina 
and North Carolina observed the week of May 2.") — 
June 1 as Orphanage Week. By action of the special com- 
mittee appointed by the Bishop and Executive Council, 
East Carolina will observe the week beginning October 19 
as Orphanage Week, and October 19 was set aside as Or- 
phanage Sunday. The children of the Orphanage are count- 
ing on East Carolina to do its share and finish the job. 

Cash contributions received during the month of April 
and May from the Diocese of East Carolina: 

Belhaven, St. James' S. S $ 7.97 

New Bern, Christ Church C.S'.S.L 17.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's S. S 10 . 00 

Aurora, Holy Cross S'. S 5 . 00 

Windsor, St. Thomas' S. S 2 . 00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd, C.S.S'.L 5.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 16.00 

Snow Plill, St. Barnabas, W. A 2.50 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's W. A 7 . 25 

Wilmington, S"t. Thomas' Guild 10.00 

Herttord, Holy Trinity W. A 5.00 

Edenton, St. Mary's Guild 10 . 00 

New Bern, Miss Minnie Leary - 7.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church, W. A 8.35 

Wilmington, Section "A", St. James W. A 45.00 

Contributions in kind received from E. C. during April 
and May: 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow — 3 dresses, 1 sweater 

Wilmington, St. John's W. A. — 1 baby sacque, 3 prs socks, 
7 gowns, 5 boy's suits, 5 suits rompers, 12 eating bibs, 2 
outing gowns, 5 dresses. 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church Womans B. C. — Box for 
Hester Smart. 

S'outhport, St. Philip's W. A — Box for Sadie Cahoon. 

Edenton, 206 Queen St. — 3 small boy's suits. 

Wilmington, St. John's W. A. — Extra garments left from 
first box. 

Wilmington, St. Mary's Guild — Hose, gowns and under- 

Wilmington, Section "C", St. James' W. A. — 9 dresses, 
3 slips, 2 prs. bloomers. 

Wilmington, St. John's Mission, Lula Coy Auxiliary and 
Church Service League — Box of dresses, gowns and under- 

Wilmington, Mrs. Donald McRae — Basket of fruit to 

Wilmington, Mrs. W. D. McMillan— Quantity of jelly and 

Washington, St. Peter's — 3 boxes pantry supplies to girls 
at Wrightsville Beach. 

New Bern, Christ Church Branch of Girls Friendly so- 
ciety — 2 boxes pantry supplies to girls at Wrightsville 


On April 3rd, 1924, Mrs. Katie Lane Jones passed from 
this life into rest eternal. Our Heavenly Father has called 
home another faithful member of our Woman's Auxiliary 
of the Holy Cross, Aurora, N. C. 

Be it Resolved, That we express as a body our apprecia- 
tion of her never failing interest and keep in our hearts 
the memory of this sweet, gentle woman as she lived 
among us. 

That we extend our sympathy to each member of her 
family in their irreparable loss and we trust that they 
may all meet her again, where parting is no more. 

That a copy of these resolutions be sent hor loved ones, 
kept on our minutes and published in the Mi.=;sion Herald. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, who recently made a visit to Hyde 
County, gives the Mission Herald the information that the 
handsome new rectory being erected by St. George's Parish, 
Lake Landing, is nearing completion. The rectory is being 
equipped with a Delco lighting and water system, and 
when completed will be one of the most comfortable 
homes for the clergy in East Carolina. 




(Continued from April Issue of Missioii Herald.) 

IS. What is the office of Executive Secretary? When 
was it created? What are the duties of the office? 

"At the first meeting of the Bishop and Executive Coun- 
cil, (1920), it was decided that in order to make the new 
plan more effective, it was necessary to employ a full time 
Executive Secretary, who would keep in close and consiani. 
touch with the parishes and missions, assist in gather- 
ing in the N. W. C. pledges, hold conferences and missions, 
relieve the Bishop of much detail work, co-operate with 
the Treasurer in collecting Pension Fund premiums, and 
in other ways to act as Field Agent and representative of 
the Bishop and Executive Council. 

"The Rev. John M. Robeson was elected to this office, 
but was not able to accept, owing to his acceptance of a 
call to a Parish in Virginia. The Bishop and Council then 
lequested the Ven. W. R. Noe to serve as part time Execu- 
tive Secretary." Bishop's Address, Council of 1921. 

In May, 1921, the Rev. W. R. Noe was elected full time 
Executive Secretary. 

19. Where is the Diocesan Office? 

507 Southern Building, Wilmington, N. C. 

20. What is the work of Miss Rena Harding? 

At a meeting of the Bishop and Executive Council, held 
in Clinton, iN. C, en May 11, 1921, Miss Rena Harding was 
appointed Executive Secretary of the Church School Ser- 
vice League, at a salary of $1,000.00, and not exceeding 
$200.00 allowance for traveling expenses. 

in 1923 Miss Harding was married to Mr. H. G. Walker, 
of Creswell, N. C. She still holds the position of Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Church School Service League, but 
gives only a part of her time to the work. 

21. Who pays her salary? 

She received, $500.00 from the Diocese and $500.00 from 
the Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society, for full time 
service. She has not received a salary since the fall of 

22. How many departments connected with the Executive 

1. Missions and Church Extension. 2. Religious Educa- 
tion. 3. Christian Social Service. 4. Finance. 5. Publicity. 
6. Field. 

23. Name the Chairman of the Departments. 
The Bishop of the Diocese. 

24. Name the Vice-Chairman of each Department? 

1. Mr. George B. Elliott. 2. Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L. 
3. Rev. J. N. Bynum. 4. Major B. R. Huske. 5 Rev. Theo- 
dore Partrick, Jr. 6. Rev. W. R. Noe. 

25. How many parishes connected with the Diocese? 

26. How many of them are self-supporting? 

27. How are the others supported? 

They receive aid from the Diocese and General Church. 

28. How many Counties in this Diocese without the Epis. 
copal Church? 

Currituck, Dare (Summer Chapel at Nag's Head), Onslow, 
Bladen, and Hoke. 

29. What is the area of the Diocese? 
18,040 square miles. 

30. Population? . . 

31. What do you mean by Convocation? 

"A meeting of an organization composed of the clergy 
and some of the laity of a territorial division of a Diocese, 
to promote interest in Diocesan Missions, etc.; hence, the 
organization itself, which Is a purely voluntary one with 
no legislative functions, or territorial division. A con- 

vocation is presided over by a Clergyman, elected by the 
clergy or appointed by the Bishop, and called the Dean of 

32. How many in this Diocese? 

33. Name the Deans of the Convocations. 
Convocation of Edenton — Rev. Howard AUigood, Gates- 

ville, N. C. 

Convocation of W^ilmington 

Convocation of Colored Church Workers — Rev. E. S. 

Willett, Wilmington, N. 0. 

(To be continued.) 


(Crowded out of May issue.) 
^ The many friends of Mrs. Cook and Miss Margaret Cook 
will be pleased to learn that they are convalescent after 
their recent illness. 

Our beloved Bishop visited us on April 8 for the second 
time this year, and confirmed a class of 11; 8 of which 
were adults. 

Easter was a Banner Day at St. Paul's. It began with 
an early Sunrise Service at 5:15 A. M. on the Court House 
steps (The Court House faces the East). Although there 
was not a great number present at this service, it began 
a custom which will lead to services at which throngs will 
be present. The Mite Box offering at Sunday School 
amounted to $154.04, more than ever before. At both morn- 
ing and evening services a special offering for our new 
Parish House was taken. This amounted to $1160.79. 
This is just an evidence of the interest and enthusiasm 
which is manifested in the Church work. This was most 
gratifying to the vestry and Mr. Cook. The Altar Guild 
presented Mr. Cook with a faithful Ford as an Easter Gift, 
to be used in his Parochial work. 

On Sunday, April 27, the Rev. Francis Joyner, of Little- 
ton, N. C, visited us and took part in the morning service. 
He also had the privilege of baptizing his little grandson, 
Edward Gray Joyner, Jr. The Rector officiated. 

The Lenten services went; off very well. Mr. Cook vis- 
ited Ayden, Griffon, Winterville, Rocky Mount, Dunn, and 
Belhaven during Lent. 

The Junior Choir was quite a success, and in it we see 
a most promising Choir for future service. It visited Grif- 
ton on Easter Sunday. This was much appreciated. 


Entered into life eternal at the home of her son-in-law 
and daughter Rev. and Mrs. J. N. Bynum in Belhaven, 
N. C. on the nineteenth of April, 1924, Mrs. Francis Miller 
Potter. She was a native of Illinois, the family having 
moved from Hinckley, 111., to Belhaven, in 1918. 

While she had resided in Belhaven but a few years she 
had endeared herself to a large number of friends. She 
was always interested in all the uplifting influences of the 
community, and was a devout member of St. James Church, 
Belhaven, in which she was baptized and confirmed. 

She was also an active member of St. James Woman's 
Auxiliary and of the Parish Guild. 

Funeral services were held in St. James Church, and 
burial was in Kingsport, Tenn. 

She is survived by her husband, Mr. Frank Potter, on? 
son, Mr. Merritt W. Potter, of Kingsport, and three daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Edwin Graves, of Kingsport; Mrs. Paul Couch, 
of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. J. N. Bynum, of Belhaven. 

Her removal from our midst is indeed a loss, both to the 
church and the community. 

From the Woman's Auxiliary, Belhaven, N. C. 





Increased attendance marked both week-daj' and Sunday 
services at the Good Shepherd during Lent this year. On 
Sunday mornings the R'ector gave a special series of ser- 
mons on the Prodigal Son and Wednesday nights on the 
Lord's Prayer. A children's choir was organized for the 
Friday afternoon services at which time there were spec- 
ial talks interesting to the children and grown ups as well. 
Nearly all the members of the Church School Service 
League were members of this choir. 

In the Church School special emphasis was laid upon 
the Easter Offering with the aid of the splendid posters 
sent out by headquarters. Each class accepted what was 
raised last year as this year's goal in some cases raising 
it, then set to work. 

The Young People's Service League while few in num- 
ber are constantly finding a field of usefulness in the 
Parish. During Lent they mended the School Hymn- 
Books, polished the Church brasses and collected articles 
for a rummage sale. They presented the rector with a 
check to provide a linen Chalice "Veil for service at the 

On Good Friday after morning Prayer at 9:30 the "Three 
Hour Commemorative Service" was held from 12 to 3, 
with a goodly number coming and going. 

Easter Even at 5 o'clock, after the Church had been 
simply, but beautifully fixed with plants and flowers, there 
was a Baptismal Service, when ten children and one adult 
were baptized. 

Easter Day was a glorious festival. At the early service 
the linen Chalice Veil was consecrated and used for the 
first time by the Bishop at the late celebration at which 
time he administered Confirmation to a splendid class of 

In the afternoon the Ascension, also under our rector's 
charge had been asked to join with us in the Children's 
Service. Both schools assembled in the Parish Hall and 
marched in proce.ssion, with banners flying, into the 
Church. A short program of recitations had been arranged, 
then the offering was presented and rewards given. It 
was with great joy we heard the announcement that both 
schools had gone far beyond the goal. 

The Honor Roll of the S'chool was read on Low Sunday, 
and the Main S'chool Service League gave the rector a 
check to provide a linen Corporal for the Altar Service. 


(Continued from April Issue of Mission Herald.) 

2. Effect Upon Visitors Who See Services Well Attended. 

Religion is best fostered through association. The para- 
mount aim of the Church is the improvement of mankind. 

The visitor who passes a Church and sees the long line 
of vehicles parked near by, instinctively feels that, that 
congregation is interested in the cause of Christ; is sup- 
porting and inspiring the minister by filling the Church 
and co-operating with him in fulfilling the desires and 
needs of the ministry as well as a shining light in the 
community. Well attended services mean a large member- 
ship. A visitor not connected with any special Church will 
naturally fall in with the largest and most attractive con- 
gregation. He becomes interested in the Church then soon 
he becomes a member of that Church. 

In unity there is strength. As a rule Churches with 
less than one hundred members decline through lack of 
cooperation and financial support. This decline may be 
prevented by strict co-operation and a thorough knowledge 

of financing, supported by regular Church attendance. The 
spirit of co-operation in many branches of Church work 
is often developed by the proper criticisms and assistance 
from visitors. Influential, wealthy and wide awake guests 
mean much to a parish especially if the parish is in a 
nr n-progressive state. This individual will arouse new 
interest and show the congregation its needs and weak 
places. Faithful and systematic attendance upon Church 
services attracts the respect and admiration of guests, fills 
them with a profound deference for worship, creates in 
him a desire to be associated with the Church. The visi- 
tor knows that' with them, God's will is supreme. Fidel- 
ity and insjiiration is the hope of the Church. The eyes 
of the world are always on the Church and the Church 
members. Well attended services have a wonderful and 
an attractive influence upon those who see. This influence 
s])reads until it becomes a power. Influence never dies. 
The power of influence is handed down and on from gen- 
eration to generation throughout the ages. Inspiration of 
the Bible is the foundation of our whole belief. Inspira- 
tion is the enlightening and sanctifying influence of the 
Holy Spirit, as "Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the 
inspiration of the Holy Spirit." If you claim to be superior 
in virtue to the rest of the world you must expect to be 
required to prove it, by example, rather than by precept. 
"Let your light so shine before men that they may see 
your good works and glorify your Father which is in 
Heaven." — Mrs. W. H. Ricks. 

(To be continued.) 


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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVlll. 


No. 7-8 


Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Chri^ 
and stewards of the mysteries of God. " 1 Cor. 4:1. 

(Sermon preached by the REV. J. E. W. COOK at ordii ation to priesthood of REV. GEORGE F. CAMERON.) 

One of the clauses of the Rubric governing the sermon 
to be delivered at the Ordering of Priests, says it should 
declare "how the people ought to esteem them in their 
office." I think St. Paul means much the same thing when 
he writes: "Let a man so account of us, as of the minis- 
ters of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God." 

The Apostle was writing to one of the busiest cities of 
his day and in many respects one of the most prosperous. 
Corinth at its best was not a bad likeness of the crowded 
life of our own age; and the spirit of its people might be 
described, not unfairly, as an early Edition of the XXlh 

Into that city of many-sided interests St. Paul had 
come, the Ambassador of Christ, with his new faith; and 
into the service of the cross-roads between East and West 
he plunged. 

The outward results of his visit are these two intimate 
letters and the planting of a Church, by far the cleverest 
of the Churches founded by S't. Paul — also, by far the 
most troublesome. 

Now to call a man or a Church or an age "Clever" is by 
no means an ultimate word of praise unless such clever- 
ness is wedded to that high seriousness of purpose which 
lies at the root of all real greatness: that high seriousness 
which regards life not as a holiday pageant, but rather 
as a splendid crusade against everything that is ignoble, 
and towards all that is high and holy. For cleverness is 
too often linked to 

"A barren levity of mind. 
The eye to all majestic meanings blind." 

And this was the charge of the Apostle concerning these 
clever Corinthians. This is also the charge against our 
own generation. 

We do well to be cautious in bringing such an indictment 
against our own age; for what strength we possess has 
come to us through it; and we, too, are handicapped by 
its weaknesses. We ought to thank God for so much c'lat 
is good in our age. Yet it is hard for any thoughtful man 
not to feel dissalisfied with its levity of mind: in William 
Watson's phrase, "Its blindness to majestic meanings" 
Still, we believe the world has never offered a greater 
opportunity to Christ's followers than rt Ao-n to-day. 

It has been said that some of our recent troubles maj 
b'! traced to the fact that many people have grown rich 
too quickly. Whether that is true oi no., ! think it is 
tr"e the moral ch-^'os we are ;n is \yiri\y due to our havi.ig 
grown intellect :ially rich too quickly, without acquiring 
the mental and moral sobriety and the spiritual vision to 

ueal with these riches to the best advantage. Our's is an 
i'.ge of knowledge. Men have never knu-;vn to many luings 
as they know today. Knowledge has Leeu dumped before 
us in heaps until we are bewilderecx aud confused, ^n 
Tennyson's familiar line: — 

"Knowledge comes, but «'iddoni Lmgeis." 

In the face of undigested theories and schemes of philoso- 
phy and wonderful discoveries of science, the Christian 
ministry of the present day has its real difficulties. These 
are always the proper subject for the Church's considera- 
tion. You know St. Paul always took the Churches into 
his confidence — it is an example we ought to follow. We 
need to be more candid with each other as ministers and 
people; we want to take you into our confidence in regard 
to our difficulties. 

I suppose — from occasional newspaper correspendence- 
there are still those who think the ministry a soft job; — in- 
visible for six days and incomprehensible on the seven m, 
and that kind of thing! A very young curate once said 
to a famous English Bishop, "I select my text the evening 
before 1 am going to preach and write my sermon straight 
off, and think nothing of it." "Ah!" said the Bishop, "and 
I expect your congregation thinks the same." 

The work of a minister of Christ is not easy. We have 
difficulties to-day comparable to those of St. Paul at Co- 
rinth. Let me briefly name three or four. 

1. There is the exceedingly unsettled state of religious 
thought. We are not responsible for that; we are the 
children of our age; but it is one of the facts we are up 

Mr. Cook cited Felix Holt's remark in George Elliot's 
famous novel about the singing in the old Presbyterian 
Church in Glasgow: "It is a domineering thing to set a 
tune and expect everybody else lo follow it. It's a denial 
of private judgment"; and said the Church has been drift- 
ing into similar theological discord. 

To-day more than ever the minister of Christ needs u 
firm anchorage against the bewildering gusts that come 
from the vast ocean of knowledge and the wilder ocean of 
speculation. He is told to study political economy and 
political history — ^to understand his age. He is urged to de- 
vote h,is spare timt\ to comparative religions— lest he 
should be unfair to the South S'ea Islanders! And now 
that Psychology is in fashion, he must not only be a 
psychologist but that very latest brand, a psycho-analyst, 
fishing up the disruptive element from the subconscious 
depths of his church members. 

Where do we stand? Well, we stand not for a liberal 
or a conservative theology, but rather for an intense, a 


vital theology; a theology that regards Christ as high 
enough for worship and lowly enough for comradeship. 
Our anchorage is in Him — the man Christ Jesus, in Whom 
■'dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. ' 

2. The second difficulty named by the preacher was one 
arising from the present confusion of our social tneories 
and the perplexity of the relation of the Churcn to ihem. 

3. The third difficulty arises from the moral temper of 
the age, "the materialism of the age." This was illusiratea 
by a striking quotation from the story "if Winter Comes : 
"There's some universal thing that's wanting, i chink 
it's something that religion ought to give but doesn't. . . . 
f tell you that plumb down in the crypt and abyss of every 
man's soul is a hungei", a craving for other food than this 
earthly stuff, and the Churches know it. And instead of 
reaciiing down to him what he wants, instead of that they 
invite him to dancing and picture snows, and you re a 
jolly good fellow and religion is a jolly fine thing and no 
spoil-sport, and all that sort of latter-day tendency. Why, 
man! he can get all that outside the churches, and get 
it better. 

"Light — light! He wants light. 

"And the padres come down and drink beer with him, 
and call it making religion a living thing in the lives of 
the people. 

"Lift the hearts of the people to God, they say, by show- 
ing that religion is not incompatible with having a good 
time. And there's no God there that a man can under- 
stand for him to be lifted to"! 

4. But the main difficulty arises from the extreme deli- 
cacy and sensitiveness of the instrument with which the 
minister has to do his work — his own soul. By that I 
mean the practice of the presence of God, the God-com- 
muning side of his life; — God's reception room within us. 
The minister's hardest work is to guard this delicate in- 
strument of the soul. There are so many things that tend 
to blunt its sensitiveness. Yet he cannot do his work 
at all unless he can say with Bunyan; "1 preached that 
which I did myself smartingly believe." 

Addressing the Candidate, Mr. Cook said in part, "And 
now, my dear Brother, I hope you have been able to make 
a personal application of these general remarks, as you 
are about to be Ordered to the sacred Office of Priest 
in the Church of God. You will have seen, I trust, some 
of the duties and difficulties that confront you; some of 
the responsibilities and glorious opportunities for service 
that await you. 

The Church, founded by Jesus Christ, and shaped and 
moulded under the guidc\nce of the Holy Spirit, estab- 
lished its three great offices of Bishop, Priest and Deacon, 
the better to meet and overcome the problems that face us 
now, as effectually as they faced and overcame the evils in 
Corinth and Rome. You, too, like. the Apostle must become 
a minister of Christ and a steward of the mysteries of 

"Ministers of Christ"! I would we could recapture St. 
Paul's glowing pride in the title. It meant something 
glorious for him. Myers has given us a glimpse of it: — 

"Christ, I am Christ's, and let that Name suffice ye, 
Ay, for me, too, He greatly hath sufficed; 

"Yea, through life, death, through sorrow and through 
He shall suffice me, for He hath sufficed, 
Christ is the end, for Christ was the beginning, 
Christ the beginning, for the end is Christ." 

"Ministers of Christ"!. That means we must fearlessly 
view God, and life, and men from Christ's standpoint 
And what a revolutionary stand point th;it is still! , 

The gods of our age are power, size, speed, and number, 
and in Christ's name we have to proclaim that love, friend- 

ship, sympathy, service, sacrifice, religion are the really 
big things of life. 

bo, also, we shall arrive at Christ's idea of the Kingdom 
of God — or a principle of peace rather than war, of co-oper- 
aiiou rather tnan competition, of brotherhood rather than 
Ditieiness, of love rather than hate. 

"And Stewards of the mysteries of God!" 'What does 
St. Paul ntean by the phrase? I believe he means those 
great, simple things so near to us all, yet overlooked by 
mans wisdom because of their very simplicity and near- 
ness. Love, for instance, and sacrifice as seen in the Cross 

of Christ The foolishness of the Cross and the 

wisdom of the world — that is still the antithesis. 

in one of his books. Principal Jacks refers to a learned 
protessor, in the words: "He had many diplomas but no 
scars. Here is One who stands before every age in turn, 
and the future belongs to Him. He has no diplomas, 
but many scars; and He continues to ask His followers, 
"Can you drink of the cup that I drink of." 

he loyal to Him at all times and at all costs! 

And my prayer for you, and for every "minister of Christ 
and Steward of the mysteries of God," even as for myself 
will be: — • 

"O that each in the day of His coming may say — 
'I have fought my way through! 
1 have finished the work thou gavest me to do!' " 

"O that each from his Lord may receive the glad word: 
Wvell and faithfully done; 
Enter into My joy and sit down on My throne.' " 



(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

The congregations of St. James' Church, Ayden; St. 
Mark's Church, Grifton, and Holy Innocents Church, Seven 
b'prings, were glad to welcome in their midst the Rev. 
George F. Cameron and family who arrived to make their 
home in Ayden on June 13, 1924. 

Ayden has long felt the need of a resident minister and 
under his spiritual guidance we feel that much good can 
be accomplished in this community as well as in the ad- 
joining parishes. His friendliness has already endeared 
him to all those with whom he comes in contact and his 
sincerity should be an inspiration to all of us. 

Since we are so fortunate as to have a Rector who is 
to dwell in Ayden we feel that our next step towards 
keeping him is to build a Rectory. Plans are being made 
for the same and we hope to have it completed in the 
near future. 

On Tuesday night, July 22, a meeting of the Vestry was 
held aL the temporary Rectory on Second street at which 
time the first Tuesday night in every month was chosen 
for the regular meeting time. After a short business 
session Mrs. Cameron served refreshments consisting of 
ice cream and cake. 

At the Young People's Conference in Greenville, on June 
24, 25 and 26, Ayden had second largest attendance of 
which we are proud. Everybody reported a very enjoy- 
able time and we are sure that all of us returned to our 
homes with renewed vigor and a broader vision of the 
work to be accomplished. 

The Rev. Edward S. Willett, who for over four years 
was Rector of St. Mark's Church, Wilmington, N. C, has 
been appointed Field Secretary of Work Among Colored 
People in The Diocese of East Carolina. He has accepted 
the ajipointment and resigned his Parish and began work 
on the Field June 22. 1924. 


The Bishop's Letter. 



Perhaps the membeis of my big diocesan family who 
read the Mission Herald will be interested in reading a 
brief summary of my trip so far. 

At noon on Saturday, July the 5th, I sailed from New 
York on the good ship Carmania of the Cunard Line, and 
we were not out of sight of New York before I discovered 
some old friends among the passengers. Among them 
were Bishop Thomas F. Gailor, President of the National 
Council, Mrs. Gailor, and their daughter Miss Charlotte. 

Bishop Bthelburt Talbot. Presiding Bishop of the Church 
in America, and his daughter, Mrs. Donaldson. I also 
found one passenger from East Carolina, Miss Spencer, of 
Swan Quarter, Hyde County, who was traveling abroad 
with a party of Art Students. 

The trip over, with the exception of a storm that lasted 
two days, was quite pleasant, and T am glad to report that 
I proved to be a good sailor. 

The Carmania landed in Liverpool on Sunday morning, 
July thirteenth, in time for me to attend the morning 
service at the beautiful new Cathedral, where I heard 
splendid music from the large choir of men and boys and 
listened to a most helpful sermon from Canon Raven of 
the Cathedral Staff. 

On Monday morning I went in to North Wales and spent 
two days in that beautiful country, visiting Carnovan and 
its beautiful Old Castle, Llanberis, Snowden, Bettws and 
Coed, and other points of interest. On Wednesday, the 
sixteenth, I arrived in London, and have been enjoying the 
sights of this great city since that time. 

On Sunday morning, the twentieth, I attended services 
in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, where I heard a 
notable address on the English Church by Canon Car- 

In the evening I attended the service in historic West- 
minster Abbey, and heard a most helpful and deeply 
spiritual sermon from the Right Reverend H. B. Durrani, 
UD., Lord Bishop of Lahore, India. I am planning to go 
to Exeter to-morrow, and, using that grand old city as 
headquarters. Will make several side trips to points of 
interest in Devon and Cornwall. 

If all goes well, I expect to go over to Holland next 
week, and will spend a few days with some Wilmington 
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. .lames, who are living at 
the Hague. From there I will go to Brussels, from which 
place I will visit some of the battle fields, and especially 
that point where our famous Thirtieth Division was quar- 
tered for some time. From Belgium I will return to Eng- 
land for a few days before sailing for home on the Minne- 
waska of the Atlantic Transport Line on August ninth. 

My trip so far has been most pleasant, and I am finding 
the change and rest beneficial in every way, but I do miss 
my own dear folks very much, and will be very happy to 
get back to them again. 

Assuring you that I have you all in my heart, and look- 
ing forward with joy to taking up my work among you 
before very long, I am 

Faithfully and affectionately, 

Your friend and Bishop, 


London, July 21, 1924. 

The Rev. J. B. Gibble calls our attention to the splendid 
Easter offerings of the Good Shepherd and Ascension Sun- 
day schools, of Wilmington. The Good S'hepherd, with 
126 scholars and a quota of $12.5.00 contributed $210.51. 
The Ascension, with 25 pupils and a quota of $25.00, con- 
tributed $53.23. 


(From the Wilmington Star.) 

Miss Florence Huband, the parish worker of the Good 
Shepherd jiarish for over two years, has been appointed 
l)y the national council of the Episcopal church as one 
of its general missionaries for work among the Indians and 
Esquimos of Allakaket, Arctic Circle, Alaska. Miss Hu- 
band will reside at St. John's in the Wilderness, on the 
Koyukuk river. 

During the service yesterda.v the following resolutions 
were read by George Bishop, clerk of the vestry: 

"Whereas, Miss Florence Huband, our parish worher, 
has accepted an appointment as a general missionary of 
the Church of St. John's in the Wilderness, Allakaket, 
Alaska, and will soon leave for her new field of work. 

"Therefore, be it resolved, that we, the rector and vestry 
of the parish of the Church of the Good Sliepherd, Wil- 
mington, deeply regret the loss of one who has been so 
true, earnest, faithful, efficient and successful in all her 
parochial duties; and we will ever pray God to abundantly 
bless and keep her in perfect health and happiness in her 
distant missionary field. 

"Resolved, further, that in the name of the entire con- 
gregation we take this method of extending our sincere 
appreciation of her lovely Christian character during the 
two years of her faithful work among us, and we wish 
her to always remember, that "Though sundered far, by 
faith we meet, around the common mercy seat' 

"Signed: "JOHN BENNERS' GIBBLE, Rector. 

"DAN BENTON, Junior Warden. 
"DAVE D. BARBER, Treasurer. 
"C. H. HUBAND, Senior Warden." 

During the Sunday night service, Herbert Hewlett, the 
assistant superintendent of the Church School, in the name 
cf the school, presented a purse of money as a token of 
appreciation to Miss Huband in a very strong address. The 
rector, John Benners Gibble, at both services, extolled the 
merits of his parish worker, and with deep regret was 
loath to give her up, stating that our loss was Alaska's 
gain. Mr. Gibble also stated that Miss Huband would be 
succeeded by Miss Annie Louise Robertson, now at Tolar 
Hirt Mill as community worker and kinder-garten teacher, 
reporting for work on the first day of September. 


Owing to the diocesan-wide prominence of both parties, 
the following account of a wedding will be of great in- 

Edenton, July 29 — .A quiet wedding of unusual interest 
to the residents of Hillsborough and Edenton was solemn- 
ized in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, Md., on the morning 
of July 26th. The contracting parties were Frank Wood, 
a jironvinent citizen of Edenton, and Miss Mary Arthur 
Collins, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Collins, 
cf Hillsborough. For many years Mr. Wood has been in 
close touch with the public intei'ests of the town and re- 
f ently the weight of his counsel has been brought to bear 
upon lar.ger issues beyond the State. 

Mr. and Mrs Frank Wood will reside on Colonial Square, 
not far from that historic spot where the Edenton Tea- 
Pa rty was held at the house of Mrs. King. A bronze tea- 
pot now marks the site where the old fashioned dwelling 
formerly stood on the lawn at the right of the house. 
This building, part of which has been renewed, has been 
removed to another part of the town. 

THE missio:n' heeald. 


On June 15th, 1924, we had our annual Parish Picnic 
and Episcopal visitation. At 11:00 a. m. there was the 
administration of the rite of Conflrmation, and a strong 
and helpful sermon by Bishop Darst on Militant Chris- 
tianity. After this service the congregation gathered on 
the hill above the Old Mill where a delightful dinner was 
served. Many of our old friends from Kinston were 

After dinner the congregation reassembled in the church 
at three o'clock. At this service our new minister. Rev. 
G. F. Cameron, was installed. After Mr. Cameron's ser- 
mon, the Bishop outlined some of the work that is being 
done in East Carolina and gave us assurances that we may 
expect continued progress. 

Many of our young people attended the Young People's 
Conference in Greenville during the latter part of .June. 
We got a deal of information and spiritual help at the con- 
ference; and during the earlv fall we exnef^t t/^ 'perfect a 
young people's organization in our parish. 

We are planning to have a mission the last week in 
August by Rev. W. R. Noe, of Wilmington. Mr. Noe is 
well known and much loved by our people; and we are 
confident that the mission will mean a new life and an 
icrease of true religion to our congregation. 



(By the REV. .1. W. HEYBS.) 
The weather and the environment at Hill Crest con- 
tributed much to the success of the Pitt county Field Day 
of the Woman's Auxiliary which was held at Hill Crest 
near Kinston, on .luly 17th. There were representatives 
from every Auxiliary in Pitt county; Greenville leading 
with something like thirty men and women in their grou]) 
and Farmville coming second. Also, there were people from 
Vanceboro, Windsor, Goldsboro, and Aurora that had re- 
sponded to the invitation to be present. 

Undoubtedly, one of the chief attractions was the an- 
nouncement that General Albert L. Cox would be the 
principal speaker at the morning session. General Cox 
was unable to be present owing to enforced conditions at 
Camp Bragg, and his place was admirably taken by State 
Senator Harding of Greenville, who was introduced most 
pleasin.gly by Mr. G. V. Cowper, of Kinston. Senator Hard, 
ing made the people of this section of the State feel that 
they have not measured up to their religious responsibili- 
ties as he pointed out the wonderful progress which we 
hnve made in business, farming, schools and roads. He did 
not attempt to show his listeners what their duties were 
in regard to the Church; rather did he urge them to ask 
"have we so much as kept pace with the material prog- 
ress?" This stirring address was a splendid fore-runner 
to the address which Dr. Milton delivered after luncheon 
in the afternoon. Dr. Milton said that this was the first 
opportunity of seeing this section of the diocese at this 
time of the year. He marveled at the wealth which was 
involved in the farms and urged the people to ask them- 
selves "Are we doing our duty to the Church?" He could 
not see why so much more progress could not be made. 
If we have led the Church during the past year, and 
with so little effort when we consider our material re- 
sources, why cannot we go on to new and higher standards, 
in the future, he asked. 

In all, a great day was this Field Day. Every per- 
son present had a happy time Mrs. B. T. Cox, presi- 
dent of the Pitt County Auxiliaries, made a splendid pre- 

siding officer. The diocesan executive secretary was 
Ijresent and introduced Dr. Milton. And to him must be 
given the credit for sug.gesting this Field Day. It was 
unanimously decided to have an annual Field Day of all 
the auxiliaries in this section of the diocese. 



(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

We are hojiing by October of this year, the Mission 
Herald permitting, to have a special committee edit each 
month the news of this Convocation. 

As renorted in the last issut of The Mission Herald, 
■'A Field Secretary for Work Among Colored People in the 
Diofpse of E'ist Carolina," was provided for by the Execu- 
tive Council, and the Bishop has appointed Rev. Edward 
S. Willett to that office. 

After several conferences with Clergymen and Lay Work- 
'Ts and the Eye^utive Committee of our Convocation the 
Field S'ecretary began the work of the new office at St. 
Jude's Aurora, Sunday. .Tune 22nd, 1924. Here with the 
co-operation of the Priest in charge. Rev. .T. B. Brown, 
be was given a hearty welcome, evidenced by two large 
nnd appreciative congregations, morning and night and 
r' well attended Sunday School in the morning. 

A conference with the congregation showed a high de- 
gree of faithfulness in spite of the fact that they have the 
services of a Priest only once a month. Yet they are 
fortunate in having lay services every Sunday read by Dr. 
Cordice whose faithfulness in this line is to be commended. 

His next visit was to Greenville where he held two 
services and conferences June 25:26. Here the people 
seemed to be ready for any task set for them. 

At St. Paul's, Washington, Sunday, July the 6th, 
though it rained very hard before and during the morn- 
ing service the people attended in good number both morn- 
ing and nisiht. A large portion of the congregation re- 
mained after the Evening Service for conference and heard 
the Secretary's strong urge to fulfill all obligations to the 
Church's mission. The most impressive feature of S't. 
Paul's is the snlendid results achieved in work among 
the young neonle so carefully planned and executed by the 
Rev. J. B. Brown and his wife. 

At Ayden. Julv 7th, accompanied by Rev G. F. Cameron 
and Mr. John Lipscomb we inspected, as directed by the 
Bishon, an nbandnned church building offered for sale to 
Ft. Thomas' Mission, and reported the same to the Execu- 
tive Pecretarv of the Diocese. 

.July 8th, Evening Prayer, and conference at St. Mary's 
Belhaven. The congregation with their hard working Lay 
Pastor, Mr. O. J. McLeod, manifested a willingness to re- 
spond 'generou=^- to all the calls of the Church. 

July 10 at .Av.(n to be of some service in preparing a 
T.l^ce of wor=bin for St. Thomas' Mission before Sunday, 
July 13th. 

In the home, it is kindness; 
In business, it is honesty; 
In society, it is courtesy; 
In work, it is fairness; 
Toward the unfortunate, it is pity; 
Toward the weak, it is help; 
Toward the wicked, it is resistance; 
Toward the strong, it is trust; 
Toward the penitent, it is forgiveness; 
Toward the fortunate, it is congratulation; 
And toward God, it is reverence and love. 

Northwestern Christian Advocate. 



(By Mrs. W. H. Hicks.) 

i,Conlinutd Irom June issue of tlie Mission iierald.J 

o. Enect Upon Rector. 

Kegular attendance at Ciiurcli services inspires tlie rec- 
tor to entiiusiasm. 

ii,ntliusiasm is ilie emotion of tlie soul, tlie one great 
evidence it Ube soul) gives of interest in eartlily things. 
One wiio nas never felt enttiusiasm does not linow of hov^f 
mucfi use nis soul can, be to him in daily life. The real 
enthusiast knows how to turn this emotion to account, by 
calling upon the soul to lighten his burden, to bear him 
over the rough places in life, to buoy him up above the 
snarling tide of injurious circumstances, to enable him 
to accomplish more than would be possible to the colder 
and more practical nature, and in fact, to make the soul 
pay for the privilege of inhabiting the body and enjoying 
the opportunity of salvation. Enthusiasm gives a zest and 
relish to life, making its merest trifles delightful and fas- 
cinating. To be enthusiastic is to be happy and helpful, 
to escape the fret and worry that kills men before their 
time, to rise above the annoyance of distasteful occupa- 
tion and to light the darkest landscape with the golden 
sun of hope. Is it not our duty to fill ourselves with this 
wonderful power, enthusiasm, the expression of the soul? 
I believe entiiusiasm comes, in the religious life by prayer 
and living close to the pledges of the cross. The rector be- 
ing an inspiration and support to the people. The people 
a support and inspiration to the minister. The rector can 
not dispense to his people, the Bread of Life if not en- 
dowed with the power and fixe of enthusiasm. This 
fire made white by spiritual support of the people and 
Divine inspiration which comes from a regular attendance 
by communicants upon the Church services. Personal con- 
tact with his parishioners is of vast importance to the 
success of the rector. 

Fidelity is the hope of the Church. We should never 
assume an obligation we cannot redeem. When a rector 
is called do we stop to consider our duties and unspoken 
obligations to this leader whom we have chosen to direct 
and lead us? 

Upon discharging our duty to him and supporting him in 
his efforts for the advancement of his parish and the King- 
dom of Heaven, this minister develops into a gieat factor 
in the progress, growth and development of his commun- 
ity. Let us encourage, promote and aid our clergy in 
becoming the strongest and most glorious leaders of the 
world. A captain worthy in His cause. 

Sodom and Gomorrah fell because of the non-support or 
the cause of Christ. The Egyptian and the Roman Em- 
pires fell for the same cause. Asia is in darkness today 
because it has forgotten and has not known Christ, lu 
Europe militarism filled the minds of the populace, God 
was forgotten. Frightful and deplorable conditions filled 
the place of a once beautiful and peaceful land. A coun- 
try where tourists, the sick and weary went for restoration, 
rest and comfort. But, Alas! There is no rest or joy 
when God's love does not abound, where his will is not 
supreme. Will we Americans let our country and influ- 
ence in the world fall as have the empires of old? If the 
Church fails at home how can it succeed abroad? In the 
support and co-operation the rector finds in his parishion- 
ers, lies a great amount of his strength and Influence. 
He must feel beyond a shadoow of doubt that he has the 
full sympathy of his people, that they are ever ready to 
forward any movement that meets his approval. 

No one knows how often the Rector is discouraged after 
doing his very best. Sometmes like Enoch, when he has 
fearlessly denounced the sins of the city, he finds himself 
alone under the poor shelter of a ground from' the "vehem- 

ent east wind," feeling, "It is better for me to die than to 
live" and telling God that "I do well to be angry, even 
unto death" because of the apparent failure of his work, 
ur, like Elijah, under the juniper tree, disheartened and 
saying, "I even I only am left." As faithful communicants 
of the Church it is our duty to see that our Rector is 
never thus alone but always surrounded by our fidelity, 
sympathy and prayer.* Without this spirit of co-operation 
me minister can not develop into that full and deep state 
(ji innuence which means power. 

To Christianize the world those who have taken the 
cross must carry it bravely and faithfully, never faltering 
under its solemn obligations and responsibilities. The 
ministers and the Christian people should be the strongest 
and greatest force in the world today. The world needs 
this ministry. The clergy can not develop into a full 
state of spiritual power unless the spiritual power of the 
people is with them. This power made supernatural and 
developed by constant communion with God. Without His 
grace we cannot prosper. Will we renew our pledges to 
God to support the ministry, to attend Church regularly, 
to make ourselves and each parish a unit in the advance- 
ment of the Heavenly Home? Do we realize that we are 
not stt home, that we are only lent to earth to prepare 
ourselves for the Home in the Great Beyond? 



The Wilmington correspondent of the News and Observ- 
er writes that a party of roistering young blades en route 
from Bennettsville, S'. C, to Wrightsville Beach for a little 
vacation had a burst of merriment brought to a rather 
sudden and abrupt end. This is the story. 

They say that a man came into the smoker where they 
were skylarking, smoking and surreptitiously drinking, 
and they invited him to have a cigarette. He accepted and 
they talked. They sized him up after a bit as a good 
scout and offered him a drink. He poured it out, held it 
in his hand, and stood up and preached them the dog- 
gondest sermon ever delivered on a railroad train. He pic- 
tured the sin of wasting young life in riotous living and 
held forth about the destructiveness of the demon rum. 
For 50 miles he held services, and wound up by making 
them stand while he offered prayer. He never did take the 

The boys didn't know how to place him, and fearful lest 
he was a prohibition enforcement official, they did as he 
I old them throughout. 

The minister was a well-known rector of a North Caro- 
lina Episcopal church who has liberal tendencies and is 
not without a sense of humor. 


Resolved, by the Young People's Service League of St. 
Thomas Parish, Windsor, N. C. 

That we greatly enjoyed our visit to the conference of 
the Leagues held with St. Paul's Greenville, and 
we wish to thank cordially Mrs. Hattie C. Skinner, Mrs. 
Margaret S'kinner Ferguson, Mrs. John Wooten, Mrs. J. 
J. Brown and Mrs. P. T. Anthony for their delightful hos- 
pitality and entertainment of our League and also to 
thank Rev. J. E. W. Cook, Rector of the Parish, Mr. White 
chairman, and the citizens of Greenville generally for many 
courtesies extended to us. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the League send a copy 
of these resolutions to the persons named and a copy to 
the Mission Herald for publication. 


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The Executive Secretary asks us to write an editorial 
urging the young people and their older companions who 
attended the Greenville Conference to make sure that the 
knowledge and inspiration gained there be not dissipated 
before it results in the organization of a young people's 
society. We cheerfully comply. It was a splendid con- 
ference. Mr. Reese opened doors through which the 
young people glimpsed larger opportunity for usefulness 
in the Church. He made them aware of great possibili- 
ties that lie in a young life dedicated to the service of the 
Highest. It was fine for him to do that. Undoubtedly 
many young people have been made to feel that the Church 
is for the middle-aged; that the Church is a restraining 
agency for youth instead of the home for the highest 
and truest expression of real life. But we do not want to 
stop with creating an impression and emphasizing a need. 
We want the young people set to work testing out the 
workability of the new ideas and ideals they have gained. 
We hear through Mission Herald correspondence of several 
very active chapters of the Y. P. S. L. Some of them 
have not imitated the Auxiliaries in adjourning for the 
summer. We hope to hear of the organization and activity 
of many chapters so that a diocesan organization can be 
formed. T. P., Jr. 


No matter where one went this summer one was sure 
to hear people talking about the indiscretion of young 
girls. People shake their heads and say that they do not 
know what to make of it all; whether the girls were simply 
going to the devil, or whether they were availing them- 

selves of a new freedom that the onlookers have not yet 
become accustomed to. Stories that have gotten into the 
newspapers have revealed here and there a tragic end to 
an automobile ride; a terrible penalty paid for familiarity 
with strangers, b'trangely enough, both men and women 
say the girls are to blame for the shocking hours, drinking 
Ijarties, indecent and sensuous dancing, cursing and worse 
that they claim to be general. Not that men are better, 
but in their conduct toward women they take their cue 
from them. If half of what is said is true, — and it is a 
subject of comment and heart-searching in the remotest 
village as well as in the summer resort, — then we are in 
•A sorry plight indeed. All of our most sacred institutions 
and most cherished traditions are inseparably linked to 
the purity and spiritual capacity of our women. If they 
tail us, we have misgivings for the future. Can't mothers 
spank more of them and make them be good? After all, 
freedom is not license. Freedom is the attainment of the 
capacity to act rightly. We give that definition in the hope 
that spanking will not be incompatible. T. P., Jr. 


Mr. W. O. Saunders, editor of the Elizabeth City Inde- 
pendent, and a contributor to national magazines, had an 
article in the July 19th issue of Collier's on "Why I Am 
Not a Church Member." It is of interest to learn that 
ihe article, which has created a great deal of comment, 
was in.=pired by a sermon preached by Bishop Darst in 
Curist Church, Elizabeth City. The Bishop's theme was, 
v'v'hat is wrong with the Church? Immediately after hear- 
ing the sermon, Mr. S'aunders sat down to write Bishop 
Uarst a personal letter, but the result was a manuscript 
submitted to Collier's instead. It is a very frank recital 
of a quest for religious reality that the Church has not 
satisfied. Mr. Saunders confesses the greatest admiration 
and reverence for the life and teaching of Jesus, but finds 
that the Church does not really express that life or teach- 
ing. If Mr. Saunders does not think along conventional 
lines, he is not therefore to be condemned. That is the 
worst sort of treatment of an honest and enquiring mind. 
The effect that all such articles and conclusions should 
have on us is not to hurry us into argument or ridicule, 
but 10 determine the accuracy of them. Undoubtedly many 
of us do find in the Church the one true congenial atmos- 
phere for worship and service of God. And we also find 
there, — what Mr. Saunders did not find, — the inspiration 
for the practical duties and obligations of life. Yet we are 
not blind to the fact that much of the spiritual energy gen- 
erated by preaching and worship seems to be dissipated 
before it reaches the ultimate sphere of usefulness; — our 
daily contact with our fellow man. That makes religion 
a formal thing that justifies criticism. But the Church 
welcomes the crusading spirit, and has within it the power 
to cleanse itself. Every real religious genius from Moses 
to John Wesley has worked from within rather than from 
without. The Church does not require or even commend 
the leaving of our minds on the outside when we enter, or 
the leaving of our religion behind when we depart. 

T. P., Jr. 


The demonstration of good will displayed at the last 
meeting of Diocesan Council in the interest of St. Augus- 
tine's School, Raleigh, led to our being asked to help 
finish the Hunter Building to the extent of our giving 
$3400 to it. 

We encouraged that expectation. A small part of it 
'i;!s been paid. Don't let this be a case of "Depart in peace! 
Be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them 
not—." D. 



"O live ye by thp Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 


17 — Ninth Sunday after Trinity 
Zi — S. Bartholomew, Apostle 
31 — Kleventh Sunday alter Trinity 
Sept. 7 — I'weltth Sunday alter Trinity 

14 — Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity 
21 — ^^St. Matthew, Evangelist 

( Green ) 



For the purpose of enlisting a larger number of young 
people of the diocese of East Carolina in the work of the 
Church, a diocesan conference was held in Greenville on 
June 24, 25 and 2Gth. An effort was made to have 300 
delegates, and registration showed that the number in 
attendance was only slightly under that figure. Most of 
the clergy of East Carolina were there, together with a 
number of adults who are councillors or interested in pro- 
moting the work of the young people. The people of St. 
Paul's parish, assisted by the people of other communions, 
were most hospitable in their entertainment of the large 

The devotional services were held in St. Paul's church 
the chief feature being the celebration of the Holy Com- 
munion in the early morning, it was a wonderfully inspir- 
ing sight to see so many of the young people, — practically 
all of them, — at those early services. Especially so, as 
solemn and beautiful services of preparation were held on 
the evenings before. 

The Conference was opened on the morning of the 24th . 
in St. Paul's church. At this opening service the Rev. 
J. N. Bynum spoke on the subject of Christian Social Ser- 
vice. After this the delegates went to the Greenville High 
School, where the work of the Conference was formally 
begun. The address of welcome from the parish was 
made by the Rev. J. E. W. Cook, Rector, and other prelimi- 
nary addresses and announcements were made. The first 
meeting was presided over by Mrs. H. G. Walker, diocesan 
secretary for young people's work. 

The real work of the Conference came on Wednesday 
and Thursday mornings, the 25th and 26th when all phases 
of young people's work was discussed. These conferences 
and discussions were led by the Rev. Gordon M. Reese, 
canon of the St. Louis Cathedral, who is a recognized au- 
thority on the subject. Canon Reese aroused the young 
people and their elders to a high sense of the opportunity 
for usefulness and consecration in the Church. Plans of 
organization, character of programs, the need and value of 
consecration of lives to the service of God, were some of 
the subjects discussed. An interesting feature was the 
holding of a model meeting of the Young People's Service 
League, at which time several participants took part in 
a lively discussion of a proposed subject. At this and 
other times, the young people had a real part in the dis- 
cussion; speaking from the floor and platform with ap- 
I)arent ease and undoubted conviction. 

As a result of the conferences and discussions, it was 
decided to petition the Executive Council of the diocese 
to employ a whole-time secretary for young people's work. 
Another definite step taken was the appointment of a com- 
mittee to take steps looking to the development of a dio- 
cesan organization. 

Two of the most helpful services of the whole confer- 

ence were the open-air meetings on the lawn of the High 
Sihool building on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, cul- 
minating in the service of preparation for the Holy Com- 
munion led by Mr. Reese. On Wednesday evening the ser- 
vice was honored by the jjresence of BishoiJ Darsi, who 
made an inspiring address. 

Ihe social features of the Conference were delightful. 
On Tuesday afternoon the members of the Y. P. S. L. of 
S't. Paul's entertained the delegates at a lawn party at the 
bome of Mrs. E. B. Ficklen. It was an extremely pleasant 
way of getting the large number of delegates acquainted 
with each other. On Wednesday the delegates were taken 
to the Greenville country club for a barbecue dinner and 
refreshments. All of the afternoon was devoted to recrea- 
tion. Games which aroused participants and onlookers 
to a high pitch of enthusiasm were played, after which 
prizes were awarded to the winners and to a number of 
people who had taken a prominent part in making the 
Conference a success. Canon Reese led in the fun-making, 
as he did in the serious work. The ladies of St. Paul's 
served luncheons each day in the High School building. 
All of the St. Paul's people, led by the Rector and Mr. 
H. A. White, chairman of the entertainment committee, 
deserve high praise for their unstinted hospitality and. 
effective work. It was a real undertaking successfully car- 
ried otit. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. B. A. Carter, Mrs. George 
T. Williamson, Mrs. E. S'trudwick, Thomas Nixon, Jr., Mrs. 
G. D. Williams, Miss Laura Hughes, Mrs. Fannie Laughing- 
house, Mrs. T. T. Hollingsworth, G. A. Bishop, J. L. Hazel- 
hurst, Mrs. Sarah Selby, Mrs. D. H. Scott, Mrs. C. A. 
Davis, Miss Sallie Price, Rev. W. O. Cone, Mrs. R. A. Bur- 
nett, Mrs. W. G. Elliott, E. P. Willard, Mrs. Sol Choiry, 
Mrs. J. E. Blount, Mrs. M. D. Towe, Mrs H. K. Nash, Mrs. 
Charles Satchwell, H. J. Lewis, Mrs. A. P. McClammy, 
Mrs. A. H. Worth, Mrs. D. C. Barnes, Mrs. J. B. Pollock, 
Miss Martha Jackson, Mrs. F. C. Harding, A. D. Mizell, 
Mrs. Maggie Lewis, Mrs. Mary Downing, Mrs. W. G. 
Gaither, E. M. Rice, E. V. Ferrell, Mrs. Donald MacRae, 
Mrs. C. E. Hales, E. R. Marriner, Mrs. E. C. Beaman, Mrs. 
James Darden, Mrs. .John T. Harris, Rev. J. W. Heyes, 
Mrs. G. A. Jones, Mrs. Richard Martin, Miss Venetia Mor- 
rill, W. H. Dail, Jr., W. C. Overman, Mrs. George S'. Att- 
more, Mrs. J. V. Gi'ainger, Rev. George F. Cameron, Mrs. 
E. E. Cox, Miss Lena Windley. Total $53.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Rev. W. E. Cox, $2; 
L. F. Slade^ $2.00; Mrs. R. J. Disosway, $2.00; Mrs. T. M. 
Emerson, $2.05; Mrs. J. V. Blades, $4.50; Mrs. Earnest 
Jones, $2.00; Mrs. Paul Davenport, $2.00; Mrs. J. G. Daw- 
son, $4.00; Mrs. J. G. Staton, $2.00; Mrs. C. S. Grainger, 
$2.00; Miss Gretchen Gaylord, $4.00; Mrs. J. G. Kenan^ 
$2.00; Miss Louise Norfleet, $2.00; Mrs. W. A. French, $2; 
R. R. Gotten, $2.00; Capt. Alexander Campbell, $2.00 Total 

Total for months $92.00. 


St. Thomas, Ayden, Rev. J. B. Brown Minister-in-Charge, 
ably assisted by John and Laura Lipscomb, has a rare op- 
portunity for impressing the Church upon a large number 
of rural Colored People. If our Church could arrange so 
that St. Thomas could have one or more services on every 
Sunday It would not be long before its congregation would 
outnumber any other congregation in Ayden. They have 
just secured an old abandoned Church building and have 
renovated it and are now remodeling to make it more 
churchly. There is a Sunday School of fifty or more bright 
and enthusiastic children and a class waiting for Con- 




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of the House of Bishops in New 
York on October 8th. It is under- 
stoofl that in addition to the elec- 
tion of several missionary bishops, 
a program to be presented to the 
General Convention next year will 
be discussed. 


This picture was taken in front of the Greenville High School building, where 
the Conference was held. 

Mr. Cook asks us to say that copies of this picture may be had from the 
Turner Studio, Greenville, at 35 cents a copy. 

Diocesan News. 


The Kev. Clarence Pardo, curate at Calvary Church, Tar- 
boro, has been called to become Rector of the Churcn of 
the Advent, Williamston; and St. Martin's, Hamilton. It 
is hoped that he will accept. 

The chapel at Nag's Head has been served by a number 
of specially invited clergy this summer, including the Rev. 
Messrs. W. R. Noe, of Wilmington; E. T. Jillson, of Hert- 
ford; J. N. Eynum, of Belhaven; L. L. Williams, of Del; 
W. B. Clark, of Louisburg; and Howard Alligood, of Gates- 
ville. The Rev. R. B. Drane, of Edenton, is in charge of 
the services each summer. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, one of the conference leaders at 
Camp Finney, Little Switzerland, this summer, informed 
the Mission Herald that the Brotherhood of St. Andrew 
has been invited to establish such a summer camp for 
boys in the diocese of East Carolina. He says that there 
is a strong possibility that one will be located at Beau- 
fort or Wrightsville. Bishop Penick is the moving spirit 
of Camp Finney. It was a great success this summer. 

St. Philip's Southport, has been fortunate this summer 
in having the services of two visiting clergymen. Tho 
Rev. O. T. Porcher, Rector of St. Paul's, Bennettsville, 
S. C, gave two Sundays to S't. Philip's; and the Rev. T. 
N. Brincefleld, of Aurora, gave two. 

The Convocation of Wilmington, after being inacti/e 
for two years, is to have a meeting this fall, according to 
an announcement of the secretary, the Rev. W. R. Noe. 
The place of meeting will be the Church of the Holy Inno- 
cents, Seven Springs. The time will be announced later, 
when it is learned what time the Convocation of Edenton 
is to meet. 

The Young People's Service League, of St. .lohn's, Fay- 
etteville, did a splendid work this summer by making an 
effort to get in touch with the Church boys at the C. M. 
T. C. camp at Fort Bragg, and so bring them under the 
influence of the Church. 

The clergy and laity of East Carolina will be interested 
in the announcement that there is to be a special meeting 

and laity of 


Interest is growing in the sched- 
uled meeting of the Synod of the 
Province of Sewanee in St. James' 
Church, Wilmington, on November 
11, 12 and 13th. The date has been 
changed from October to November, 
on account of the special meeting 
of the House of Bishops in No- 
vember. The city of Wilmington 
and the diocese of East Carolina 
will at this time entertain many 
distinguished clergj- and laity of 
the Church. It will be remembered 
that at Council Dr. Milton, Rector 
of St. James', extended a most cor- 
- dial invitation to all of the clergy 
Carolina to attend the meeting of 

Open Air Community Vespers, so called by the people 
of Farmville who have worshipped together this summer, 
have been held out in the open, on the Farmville school 
grounds. The Rev. J. W. Heyes, Rector of Emmanuel 
Church, has been one of the promoters and preachers. 



(Charlotte Correspondence of News and Observer.) 

Charlotte, Aug. 2. — Rev. Walter Johnston S'mith, for 24 
years superintendent of the Thompson Orphanage here and 
a well known minister of the North Carolina Episcopal 
church, died this morning at his home on North Myers 
street. The body will be accompanied to Scotland Neck 
his native home, Sunday morning and funeral services 
will be conducted there in the afternoon. 

A year ago Mr. Smith fell and broke his hip. For months 
he was confined at hospital but recently he has been at his 
home pneumonia developed causing death. 

Mr. Smith was born in Scotland Neck, July 26, 1852. He 
was ordained a deacon of the Episcopal Church June 20, 
1880, and was made a priest November 15, 1885. He was 
assistant minister in Calvary Parish, Tarboro, under Dr. 
Cheshire, father of Bishop Joseph Blount Cheshire, from 
July, 1870, to June, 1S8G. He organized S't. Mary's Mis- 
sion in Edgecombe county and had charge of it for about 
15 years. He was rector of Trinity church, Scotland Neck, 
from 1888 to 1898. Other missions he was in charge of 
were: St. Mark's at Halifax, and St. Martin's at Hamilton. 

In 1898 he assumed charge of the Episcopal Orphanage 
here and served as superintendent until 1922, after a period 
of marked usefulness and progress for the institution. 

Mr. Smith was married June 23, 1886, to Miss Arabella 
T. Clark, of Tarboro, daughter of Gov. Henry T. Ciark. 
His father and mother were W. Ruffin Smith and S'usan 
Evans, both of Scotland Neck. Surviving Mr. Smith are 
his widow and the following children: William Ruffin S'mith 
of Charlotte; Rev. Henry Clark Smith, of Arizona; W. Z. 
S'mith, Jr., Scotland Neck; Mrs. J. E. F. Hicks, of Goids- 
boro; Miss Susan Smith, a missionary at Anvik, Alaska, 
who is at present at home; Miss Adelaide Smith, who is 
attending the deaconess training school at Philadelphia, 
and Miss Laura Smith, of Charlotte. A brother. Col. A. L. 
Smith, of Charlotte, the last of 13 children also survives. 



Personal Items. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook and family, of Greenville, 
spent the month of August in Pennsylvania and New Jer- 
sey. Mr. Cook preached in churches at Evansburg, 
Gwynedd and Radnor, Pa., on four of the Sundays in the 

Among those who attended the summer school for Church 
workers at Sewanee in July and August were Mrs. Wil- 
liam vonEberstein, of Washington; Misses Virginia Ses- 
soms, of Windsor; Elizabeth Tucker, of Plymouth; Tatem 
and Newberry, of Columbia; Mary Woolvin, of Wilming- 
ton; The Rev. E. T. Jillson, of Hertford; and William 
Graham, of Edenton. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe recently went to Camden, Ark., 
where he was called to be Rector of St. John's church, 
to look over the field. Mr. Noe was much impressed by 
the really great opportunity in that fast-growing city. The 
news that Mr. Noe will remain as Executive Secretary of 
the diocese of East Carolina will be received with pleasure 

The Rev. F. D. Dean and Mrs. Dean, of Wilmington, 
recently visited the Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Parshley at Lan- 
caster, N. H. Dr. Dean brings back the report that Mr. 
Parshley is much improved in health. His friends in East 
Carolina will be glad to learn that he wi4l visit relatives 
and friends in the diocese in October. 

The Rev. W. H. Milton and Mrs. Milton, of Wilmington, 
are spending their vacation at points in Virginia and 
Maryland, visiting relatives. They went by motor. 

The Rev. .7. R. Mallett, of Wilmington, is spending his 
vacation in New York, where he is supplying at the 
Church of St. Ignatius. 

The Rev. A. C. D. Noe and family, now of Batesville, 
Ark., are spending their vacation in North Carolina, visit- 
ing in Wilmington, Farmville, Hyde County and other 
points. They came through the country by automobile. 

The Rev. D. G. MacKinnon. Rector of Christ Church, 
returned to New Bern the first of August, after spending 
the month of July in Massachusetts. Mrs. MacKinnon 
remained for the month of August. 

The Rev. .1. W. Heyes and family, of Farmville, spent 
some time visiting friends in Hyde County in August. Mr. 
Heyes was formerly in charge of churches in that county, 
and greatly endeared himself to the people. 

His friends in East Carolina will learn with pleasure 
that the Rev. T. F. Ople, now Rector of the Church of the 
Holy Comforter, Burlington, was given the degree of D.D. 
by Blon College at its commencement in June. Mr. Opie 
has "ben jll recently, but we learn with pleasure that he 
has recovered. 

Many friends in East Carolina have had cards and letters 
from IBishop Dnrst written in Europe, stating that he was 
having a wonderful trip. Following his return from 
abroad, the Bishop will spend several days in Wilmington, 
then go with Mrs. Darst to New York, where he will be 
special preacher at Trinity Church In September. 

The Rev. S. B. Matthews, minister in charge of the Hyde 
County group of churches, spent his vacation in Raleigh, 
where he visited the Rev. and Mrs. B. M. Lackey. 

The Rev. W. B. Clark, now at Louisburg in the diocese 
of North Carolina, spent some time at Williamston, Hamili. 

ton and Nags Head in August, visiting friends and former 

Friends in East Carolina have heard with great regret 
of the serious and prostrated illness of Mrs. Arthur J. 
Mackie, of Guautanamo, Cuba. She is better at this writ- 
ing, and a complete recovery is now in sight. 

The Rev Harvey A. Cox and family, of Red Springs, 
FTe snending the month of August in Richmond, Va., where 
Mr. Cox is supplying for his brother, the Rev. W. E. Cox, 
pt the Church of the Holy Comforter. Mr. Cox writes 
that they rre greatly enjoying their stay and work in 

F.ishop Darst and several of the F/^st Carolina clergy took 
part in services incident to the unveiling of a tablet com- 
memorative of the historic interest attaching to the ancient 
town of Bath on June 19th. Prior to the unveiling of the 
tnblet, a service wps held in St. Thomas' Church, Bafh, 
rondueted by the Bishop, assisted by the Rev. Messrs. R. 
P. Drane, J. N. Bynum, and Stephen Gardner. The t'-ihleL 
was given by the Colonial Dames, of which Mrs. A. M. 
Waddell., of Wilmington, is state president. 

The Rev. Stephen Gardner, of St. Peter's, Washington, 
is spending the month of August at Blowing Rock on his 


In the midst of life, in youth and in old age. there comes 
the closing of the eyes, the folding of tired hands, the 
nuiet lessening of the hea 't-throbs, and then life quits 
its earthly abiding place, and goes into that other world 
where the Christian enters "a house not made with hands, 
eternal in the heavens." Death is a heathen word; the 
Christian does not die. he sleeps in Jesus. So the nassing 
of the soul of Sallie Smallwood Biggs, on .July 8th, 1924, 
was but a transition, a closing of the eyes — eyes that 
onened again in the Land of God's Elect. But who shall 
name another to take her work un where she laid it down? 
The nupstion is unanswered, therefore. 

Be it Resolved, That the members of the Woman's Auxil- 
iarv of the Church of The Advent fully realize and annre- 
i^iate the services, the counsel, the loyaltv and sniritual 
le^dershin of our friend and coworker, and while she can- 
net he with us in the flesh, she will live on in the hearts 
of tlhbse who and loved her as one of the most faith- 
ful helpers in the Master's cause, 

That the Auxiliary will ever keen before it as a ehirt 
to guide and sustain, the memory of her stainless life and 
never-failing devotim to the Church and its activities. 

That, a conv of these resolutions he sent to the family 
of our friend, a copy each to The Enterprise and the 
Mission Herald for publication 

Resnectfully submitted. 


Williamston, N. C. 


St. Thomas' Mission, Ayden, N. C, Rev. J. B. Brown, 
Priest in charge, would be very thankful for any Church 
Furniture, especially pews. They need now at least twenty 
pews seating from six to eight persons each. St. Thomas' 
is a new Mission with less than two years existence but 
has very enthusiastic members. Any one desiring to send 
articles may write John Lipscomb, P. O Box 12G Ayden 
N. C. ' ' 

E. S. WILLETT, Field Secretary 

for Work among Colored People in the Diocese 
of East Carolina. 





(Continued from June Issue of the Mission Herald.) 

35. What is the purpose of the Convocation? 
"To promote interest in Diocesan Missions." 

36. How many delegates from your parish attended 
the last Convocation? 

37. What was the attitude of the Diocese toward the 
admission of the women of the Church as delegates to the 
Annual Convention? 

"Be it Resolved, That it is the sense of this Council, 
that we shculd recognize the splendid work and constant 
loyalty of the women of the Diocese, together with then- 
wisdom and good judgment In Church afCalrs, by extending 
them the privileges of Council, and the right of election 
to representation in the Councils of the Church — with 
in-ivlleges co-equal to those enjoyed hy the male communi- 
cants In this Diocese." Resolution of Rev. T. F. Opie, page 
45, Journal, 1921. 

"The Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society sent 
word to Council by Rev. F. J. H. Coffin that representa- 
tion was not desired." Minutes. Journal 1921, page 61. 

"With regard to the resolution of the Rev. Mr. Opie, 
page 45, Journal 1921, and that of Mr. Ticknor, page 
49, Journal of 1921, both concerning admission of women 
as delegates to Council, the Committee recommends that 
Qo action be taken, and that the Committee be discharged 
from further consideration thereof." Report of Commit- 
tee on Canons, Page 66, Journal of 1922. 

38. Name the officers of the women's work in the 

President — Mrs. James Grist Staton, 301 West Main 
Street, Williamston, N. C. 

First Vice-President, President Convocation of Edenton — 
.Mrs. Richard Williams, 402 Green Street, Greenville, N. C. 

Second Vice-President, President Convocation of Wil- 
mington — Mrs. S. P. Adams, No. 20, 5th Ave., Wilmington, 
N. C 

Secretary — Mrs. Joseph N. Bynum, Belhaven, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mrs. ■ Worth, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Treasurer United Thank Offering — Mrs. James F. Wool- 
vin, 17 South Fourth S'treet. Wilmington, N. C. 

Secretary Spirit of Missions — Mrs. C. W. Melick, lOJ Matthews Street, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Box S'ecretary— Mrs, Sidney McMulIan, 100 South GKii- 
villo Street. Edenton, N. C. 

Eiiucational Stecreti,ry, Convocatlen of Edenton — Miss 
Minnie Albertson, The Dutch Cottage, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Educational Secretary, Convocation of Wilmington — Mrs. 
Guy Adams Cardwell, 316 North Third Street, Wilming- 
rcn. N. C. 

Cor. Church Periodical Club— Mrs. A. M. Waddell, Wil-* 
mington V. C. 

The Rev. Wm. H. Milton, Rector of St. James, Wilming- 
ton, has been advised of his appointment as associate 
secretary of the Field Department of the National Council. 
Dr. Milton is one of the 25 leading clergymen and laymen of 
the United States that has been made associate secre- 
tary. This will not involve reliquishment of his duties, 
but an occasional absence from his parish in the interest 
of the work of the general church. 

The members of the Church and Sunday school of St. 
Paul's, Greenville, had a rather unusual picnic this year. 
They went to Bath, a distance of 50 miles, in automobiles, 
and had a most enjoyable day. A feature of the day was 
an address by Miss Lida Rodman, of Washington, in St. 
Thomas' Church, In which she outlined the place which 
that town has in the history of the State. About 300 peo- 
ple made the trip without mishap, according to "Parish 

ON AUGUST 12th. 

(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

Every two weeks Afternoon Teas are held at the homes 
of the various members of the Guild's of St. Thomas' 
Parish, Windsor. The various members taking turns in 

The last Tea was held at Mrs. H. M. Bell's where nearly 
$30.00, were added to 'the Guild funds for emergency 
work. These Teas are unusually interesting and sociable 
and take the place of other activities of the Guild which 
are suspended during the summer months. 

Miss Eugenia Sessoms of the Young People's Service 
League is attending the Summer School at Sewanee, Ten- 
nesses where she is taking courses in League work. We ap- 
preciate the Diocese awarding one of the five Scholarships 
to our League. Miss Eugenia writes glowing accounts of 
the School and scenery. She will be read in our "Monthly" 
on her return home. 

Our Young People's Service League is very active. On 
each Wednesday Evening they have debates and discus- 
sions on live topics of interest to the Church. These meet, 
ings are very interesting. The League holds business 
meetings every Wednesday evening. On the second Sun- 
day morning of each month the League holds a devotional 
meeting in the Church. On Tuesday night next, the League 
will hold a measuring Party at Windsor Castle. The pro- 
ceeds go to the League publishing fund for support of the 
"Monthly". Remember the low price of subscription is 
only fifty cents a year. Subscribe when you read this. 

The services held in St. Thomas's by Rev. Stephen Gard- 
ner, of St. Peter's, Washington, were very largely attended 
and much enjoyed. The Early Commimion brought out 
an unusual attendance. Mr. Gardner made a profound 
impression on our people who will appreciate his coming 
again. While here he was the guest of Judge and Mrs. 

St. Thomas's Church School. Windsor, has invited the 
other Parishes of the County to join in having a union 
picnic on Tuesday, August 12th, 1924. Judge and Mrs. 
Francis D. Winston have placed their beautiful home and 
grounds at the disposal of the four Parishes. This will be 
the first Union Meeting of St. Mark's, Holy Innocence, 
Grace Church, and St. Thomas'. A very large attendance 
is promised from each of them. It is hoped that the Rev. 
Mr. Cook and the Rev. Mr. Noe will address our Church 
people at this time. We are anticipating a day of great 
pleasure and social profit. 

Grace Church, Woodville, is now preparing to replace 
the old oil lamps with an up-to-date gas lighting system'. 
St. Mark, Roxobel, installed an electric plant some time 
ago, so the rural parishes of the County are well sup- 
plied with lights for the evening services. 

Mr. Harrell J. Lewis in charge of the Bertie County 
Churches is very active and is making a very favorable im- 
pression. On Tuesday of last week he went on a visit to 
his home in Clinton and hoped to bring his father back 
with him for a visit. But he was detained as a witness 
in court and Mr. Lewis returned without him. He promises 
to visit here later. We shall give him a warm welcome. 

The Infant Class of St. Paul's Church School, Chicago, 
presented Bishop Rowe, of Alaska, with "half a dog" for 
his sled, but fortunately the rector and some grown-ups, 
inspired by the Infant Class, added another dog and a 
half. The Bishop, making apparently a desperate effort 
to please the children, has named the two dogs "Infant" 
and "Class." 




Mr. Dean and Members of the Convocation: 

We, your Committee on State of the Church in this 
Convocation, beg permission to make the following re- 

The Church in this Convocation is constituted as follows: 
One self-supporting Parish, St. Joseph's, Fayetteville, still 
maintaining with determination the self-respecting position 
assumed little over a year ago. S't. Mark's, Wilmington, 
prosecuting successfully the work of extension and Chris- 
tian Social Service in a manner unique in the annals of 
that Parish in Brooklyn and McCumbers Station. St. 
Mark's, we are told, is practically self-supporting so far 
as its immediate Parish needs are concerned by reason 
of the fact that payments on the Budget exceed the 
amount received by them. St. Cyprian's, New Bern, not 
yet self-supporting but at least no greater burden upon 
the Diocese than in the years immediately before the Na- 
tion Wide Campaign period. At this point the Vestry is 
doing strong work in preparation for the assumption of 

In addition to these three larger Parishes which we 
put at the head of the list because to them the Convoca- 
tion looks for leadership we have five organized and seven 
unorganized missions. At Washington, Edenton, Belhaven, 
Beaufort, Brooklyn, and Fayetteville, we have c^ mparative- 
ly large and successfully conducted Parochial Schools taught 
by consecrated and self-sacrificing workers meeting as a 
rule real needs in their several communities. 

The membership in this Convocation ten years ago was 
according to the Diocesan Journal 1141 Communicants and 
1397 Baptized persons. But one finds the conviction grow- 
ing as he studies the record that some of these numbers 
are fictitious especially where S't. Cyprians is credited with 
236 Communicants and 366 baptized and St. Mark's with 
281 Communicants and 416 baptized. 

The Journal in 1920 giving figures for the year preceding 
the N. W. C. shows 1200 baptized persons and 145 Com- 

The Journal for 1923 reporting figures for the closing 
year of the Campaign shows 1064 Baptized persons and 
719 Communicants, an increase of 14 Communicants in 
three years. Much of the apparent decrease in numbers 
was due to pruning of lists and removing names of people 
who had been dead ten and twelve years. Much of it was 
due to the continual stream of Churchmen who go North, 
South, and West every year. Some of the decrease was 
due to death It should be noted however, that in ti\e 
same period in which we seemed to gain only 14 Commun- 
icants 177 persons had actually been Confirmed. 

Bishop Darst very frankly stated in his Annual Address 
to the Convention in January that the number presented 
for Confirmation in our field last year, the year after the 
Campaign is unsatisfactory and discouraging. Every 

word in the Bishop's paragraph on Colored Work was true 
and right and just. 

Among many reasons there are two particularly which 
should impel us to concerted action throughout the Con- 
vocation to build up memberships: 

First, because our losses by removal are usually great 
and this seems to continue without abatement. 

Secondly, we are poor and there is little hope of achiev- 
ing much without numbers. A small select group of whites 
can maintain a self-respecting and self-supporting Parish 
because they have the means. A small select group of 
Colored people, be their respectability ever so eminent, 
must ask the Diocese to support them. Let us understand 
today that the only Churches which are counting force- 
fully in the Church's advancement are churches which 
support themselves and contribute to advance the line. 
In the present state of Negro wealth there are few of our 
Parishes in which a few people can support them. We 

must have numbers and we can have them if we make up 
our minds to do so. The Committee emphasizes the "WE" 
in this however, for the building up and keeping up of an 
institution is a GROUP ACTION. No one person can do 
either the one or the. other. When every member of our 
Church in this Convocation considers himself a failure 
as a Church member unless his Christianity has been, 
the means of leading at least one person a year to the 
Rectors Confirmation Class, we shall double our member- 
ship annually. Two men in this city of Goldsboro re- 
cently got up a lodge of more than GO men in two weeks. 
Why cannot the same zeal be put into building our 

rne committee would call attention of the Convocation 
Lo tue fine possibiliues of the Benieu beason for building 
up . Classes lor Confirmation. L,eut is today being widely 
ouserved oy all Churches. Witli their cuaracieristic in 
iiignt and practicalness these Churches see that a long 
period oi extraordinary devotion is liaule to evaporate into 
LUin air and prove uisaypointing unless it is linked up 
Wjith some construutive program of religious activity. 
Consequently, they are maiviug it a great soul-gathermg 
season, a season of refreshment liom the Lord. Let us 
learn irom those who are making better use of our in- 
strumentalities than we are. Let every one resolve that 
one aspect of his i^enten observance shall be to lay hold 
upon some soul and hold him fast until through the addiid 
strength received from our devotions, that soul is brought 
to the heart of Christ. To one who does this Lent will 
be discovered as a wonderful blessing. Let us stop asking 
whether there will be a Class and give our powers to help- 
ing to create a Class. 

The Committee on the State of the Church offers the 
following recommendation with the hope that it may be 
adopted as a part of the report: that the Seasons of 
Advent and Lent, especially Lent, be made a Convocation 
wide time for united mass action upon the part of every 
Confirmed member of the Church; that the Dean or some 
one else designated for the purpose, organize this move- 
ment and keep it before the congregations in the Convo- 
cation, in order that Confirmations may be increased, that 
a harvest of precious souls for whom Christ died may be 
gathered in His Name and for His Glory. 

Financially, the whole amount raised by the Colored 
Churches in this Convocation ten years ago for all purposes 
was $3438.63. The total amount from all the Churches 
therein for Diocesan and General purposes was $244.70. The 
Journal for that year does not state what was expended 
on the Colored work of the Diocese, so we assume that 
the appropriation of the General Board was so expended 
with supplements by the Bishop as was usual in those 

In 1919 the year before the N. W. C. the total amount 
raised in the Convocation for all purposes was $7811.66. 
Total for Diocesan and General purposes $401.73. The 
Diocese expended upon our work in that year $4358.25. 

Our minutes of Convocation for the Campaign years 
will show our comparative studies upon the reports thereon. 
We shall here speak of the closing year of the Campaign. 
In the year 1922, closing year of the Campaign, the Church- 
es in this Convocation raised for all purposes $14,125.26. 
The amount paid on quotas was $2,480.50. The amount 
expended on the work by the Diocese in that year was 
$11,177.67. This last year of the Campaign when 
the peak years were behind us gives us good material for 
comparisons. It shows the offerings of the people for all 
purposes doubled. It shows the Diocese expending upon, 
this work three times as much as in 1919. It shows our 
Churches contributing for the Church's program six times 
as much as in 1919. 

As we ponder the searching words of Bishop Darst in 
his discussion of the Colored work in his Convention ad- 
dress in January one notes that his remraks are not 



aimed at the financial returns in this field, though the 
Committee believes there is here great room for improve- 
ment, but at the spiritual returns as expressed in terms 
cJ (jMnfirmations, the small number of them indicating 
that we are not experiencing a growth commensurate with 
tiie outlay upon this work. This of course, is not Bishop 
Delaney's fault. It is ours and we should face it. The 
Bishop cannot confirm if we do not present. The words 
of Bishop Darst are a fatherly challenge to every Priest 
and Layman in this Convocation to stir himself to the end 
of building up the Church in numbers and increasing in- 

Our Bishops never err upon the side of severity. If 
they do so at all, it is on the side of reticence, being 
an unwillingness to speak plainly for fear of being thought 
unsympathetic and unkind by a people who are probably 
Quiclv to give racial interpretations to words and deeds 
coming across the racial divide. The words of Bishop 
Darst should mark the beginning beneficial to all con- 
cerned issuing in substantial growth along all lines. 

it is sometimes asserted that the Church can only grow 
among us when backed up and fed by the Parochial School, 
while the Parochial b'chool has rendered great service in 
tiie past and is meeiing real needs today, here and there, 
11 is last becoming an anachronism with the increasing ef- 
ficiency ana distribution of the Public School System. 
Far be it irom the Committee to say that any of our 
present schools should be abolished. But the Committee 
aoes intend lo say that to limit the growth of the Church 
to our ability to open a school in connection with every 
congregation would shut us up forever to smallness and 

We need to guard against the state of mind that con- 
tents itself to believe that the Episcopal Church cannot 
do what every other religious body is doing, that is, grow- 
ing without the Parochial School. 

We must remember that the c;resLt Negro religious bodies 
al'. around us gre^^' and t ecome powerful without thetse 
schools. We must remember that congregations of our 
own faith in the North and West are planted and far out- 
strip us in growth without them. We may well ask the 
question: What is the matter with us that we cannot 
get the evangelical message over as effectively, as tellingly 
as others 

The policy of the American Church Institute for Negroes 
is wise and right in that it refuses to give aid to Parochial 
Schools because universal primary education is the bounden 
duty and obligation of the S'tate paid for by the taxes of 
all the people. There is questioning in the minds of many 
as to whether the Church should bear the expense of 
duplicating, or rather trying to duplicate, the State Curri- 
culum within many cases less ably trained teachers, with 
less adequate facilities for doing the work and no super- 
vision whatever, for the sake of inculcating our religious 
system, when the Church has placed in our hands for this 
purpose, the instrumentalities for the Week Day School 
of Religious Education and other agencies of juvenile 
training such as the .Junior Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 
the well organized Church Sunday S'chool, the Girls Friend- 
ly and the Young Peoples Movement. It will be said that 
it calls for considerable parental interest to get the chil- 
dren and youth into these organizations and keep them 
there long enough to get results. This is true. But in so 
far as the Parochial School has relieved parents of this 
obligation it has to that extent weakened the Church. 
People never grow by being relieved of their natural du- 
ties and obligations and most of us know that we are not 
only training children but many of their parents along 
with them. Today, thoughtful people, friends of our people 
are asking. Does the Parochial School mean that because 
parents are thoughtless and indifferent that therefore the 
Church must pay? 

Among us, let the comfortable Gospel of Christ be truly 

preached with power and insight, let the Sacraments be 
duly administered with all things appertaining to the same, 
and the people thereby aroused to a stirring and com- 
pelling sense of obligation to keep the Faith, to propa- 
gate the Faith and go forth into their communities with 
ministries of loving and consecrating service easing the 
burdens of the people where the load is hardest and heav- 
iest. Whosoever, thus finds the heart of the people will 
find his borders enlarged and salvation come to his own 




(Correspondence of the Mission Herald.) 

A meeting full of inspiration and enthusiasm was held 
by the Y. P. S. L. of Emmanuel Church, Parmville, in 
one of the Vestry rooms on Monday evening, June 30th, 
with every member present. 

This was the first meeting since) the Conference in 
Greenville, and a renewed interest was perceptible. Echoes 
of the conference were given by the Rev. J. W. Heyes; 
Misses Marie Gibbs, Mary Alice Beaman, Edna Foust Har- 
)is, Evelyn Horton, John Harris, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. 
J. L. Shackleford. Canon Gordon Reese made a wonderful 
impression on our young folks, and the Councillors felt 
that the Conference was decidedly worth while. 

An interesting paper, "The Stages through which a can- 
didate for Holy Orders passes" was read by Jonas Warren, 
after which Mr. Heyes in an impressive manner prepared 
the League for Holy Communion, which was to be admin- 
istered on the following Sunday morning by the Rev. 
J. N. Bynum, of Belhaven. 

Several copies of the hand book of programs, recom- 
mended by Mr. Reese, have been ordered, and this organiza- 
tion expects to begin these programs at the next meeting. 
We find that our meetings are better attended and are 
proving more satisfactory in every way since changing 
from Sunday to Monday evenings. 

The League has recently had installed on the Church 
tower a beautiful electric cross, 4 by 5 feet, of which it 
is very proud. 


On Ember Day, Wednesday, June 11th, 1924, in St. 
John's Church, Fayetteville, N. C, the Rt. Rev. Thomas 
C. Darst, advanced to the Priesthood, the Rev. Geo. F. 
Cameron. The candiidate was presented by, the Rev. 
Archer Boogher, Rector of S't. John's, Fayetteville, and the 
ordination sermon was preached by the Rev. James E. W. 
Cook, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Greenville, N. C. The 
Rev. Harvey A. Cox, Rector of Christ Church, Hope Mills, 
N. C, read the Litany, the Rev. Kirkland Huske, Rector 
of All Saints Church, Great Neck, L. I., read the Gosoel, 
and the Rev. Mr. Cook read the Epistle. All the clergy 
present participated in the imposition of hands. 

Mr. Cameron is a native of Hope Mills, N. C, and Is a 
son of Mrs. Ella Thames Cameron and the late James 
Cameron. He is a graduate of Buie's Creek Academy of 
the Class of '13. In June, 1921, he was awarded the B. A. 
degree by the University of Virginia, and in June, 1924, 
the degree of Bachelor in Divinity was conferred by the 
Virginia Theological Seminary. During the summer of 
1922 he served Christ Church, Hope Mills, N. C, and 
Trinity Church, Lumberton, N. C. ; and he was ministe"- 
in-charge of St. Paul's Church, f^ieenville, N. C, du.- ng 
the summer of 1923. Last winter he was Curate cr. Christ 
Chinch, Washington, D. C. He has been assignod to the 
/ivden Field. 




(Prom Windsor Ledger.) 

The Ledger regrets very much to announce that the Rev, 
Geo. E. Manson, rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal church 
has resigned that position and has returned to his home 
in North Vassalboro, Maine. Mr. Manson accepted the call 
to the church at Windsor two years ago and since that 
time has been active in serving the four Episcopal churches 
in this county. We doubt if any religious body has ever 
had a more energetic minister. He has organized the worl< 
of his church in Bertie County and made improvements in 
the Church buildings of quite large extent. The people of 
other religious bodies in the County have been most friend, 
ly with him and have held him in high regard. Recently 
Mr. Manson has suffered with very severe throat trouble 
causing slight operations to be performed on his throat by 
Dr. Chas. .J. Sawyer, specialist. Mr. Manson will rest for 
a week or so in his home in Maine and then likely accept 
a very flattering call to become assistant in one of the 
larger churches in Washington City. The Episcopalians of 
Bertie County will have a very difficult task of supplying 
his place among our people. He was prompt in duty, very 
agreeable in his contact with every one and was univer- 
sally respected and esteemed throughout the County. We 
know that he carries with him a most affectionate regard 
for his own people and a loving respect for all the people 
in the county. 

The Ledger takes the liberty of adding its very great 
regrets that broader fields have invited him elsewhere 
with greater labors and greater opportunity for service. 
We hated mighty bad to tell him good-bye. 


"Johnny-on-the-spot" is a very useful person sometimes, 
but his usefulness depends largely on what he does when 
he is tl'tre His being on the spot may be pure accident; 
wnai re does when he is on the spot will depend entirely 
on the way in which he uses his head, and on the sieed 
Vv'ith which he gets busy. The first minute in case of fire 
io vurth the next ten; in some emergencies the first fe^v 
seo( nds are worth all the rest of the time. A slight hesi 
talicn, and the opportunity is gone forever. The biggesi 
fish are the ones we did not catch; the wittiest reparree 
was never uttered, because we did not think of it at the 
time; the greatest chance for success of any kind often 
results in nothing, because we let it pass till it was too 
late. To be able to -do the right thing at once is a rare 

Of this we had a good example at the recent Conference 
for Young People at Greenville. A young lady who could 
not swim went in bathing in the part of the lake marked 
off for non-swimmers and in some way got beyond the 
boundary, found herself in deep water and was in immi- 
nent danger of drowning. It was reported afterwards 
that she was "going down for the third time." It is re- 
markable how often in such cases we learn that apparently 
everyone in sight carefully counts how many times the 
victim sinks and waits for the "third time" before doivig 
anything. On this occasion one person at least did not 
wait to count or delay expectantly for the traditional 
third down. Mr. N. W. Taylor, of Beaufort, N. C, simply 
saw that some one was sinking out of sight and might 
not come up again. A slight delay might necessitate diyin:.; 
in deep water for a body lying on the bottom and there- 
fore hard to find. At the moment the mark to aim at was 
plainly visible. Immediate action was demanded. With- 
out pausing to remove hat or coat this sprightly and 
youthful gentleman, (He is a great-grand-father and hi.-; 
a perfectly good great-grand-child) dived in, secured a 
hold on the frightened girl and soon had her safely on 
the dock. 

This is not the first time that Mr, Taylor has done the 
right thing at the right time. He already had saved three 
other persons frorh what might have proved a watery 
grave. His score is four, though it will be many years 
tefore he is four-score. May he live in ever renewing 
youth to exceed the four-score and to add many more other 
young lives to those that now are growing longer on ac- 
count of his prompt and fearless action. 

There Were many useful lessons taught at this Con- 
ference for Young People, but none can be more valuable 
than what is suggested by this incident. One should 
learn how to do many things in early youth. In addilion 
to this knowledge it is of first importance to form the habit 
of doing what needs to be done promptly. In an emer- 
gency most people run around helplessly in circles, accom- 
plish nothing and only get in the way. The man who does 
things worth doing is the man who does what is to be 
done at once. He is Johnny-on-the-spot and also Johnny- 

"Strike while the iron is hot.' 

"Take Time by the forelock." 

"When fair occasion calls, 'it is fatal to delay." 

"Who let slip fortune, her shall never find; 

Occasion once past by, is bald behind." 


Written for the Mission Herald, July 17th, 1924. 


On the mth day of June, 1^24, Mrs. Lola V. iiai'dv dc- 
)iarted this life in her 63rd year at her home in Lenoir 

Among her many and varied gifts of heart and mind, 
it is hard to choose what best expresses the beautiful 
spirit that has passed away. She will be sadly missed for 
she had a ready sympathy, an unfailing sense of htimor 
and was loved by all of us, both, young and old and was 
looked upon as a friend. 

Mrs. Hardy was a devoted member of Holy Innocents 
Church, Seven Springs, N. C, and her religion was one 
of joyous service. 

Her work in the Sunday School can be more easily 
shown, than told, by the bright and happy little faces that 
greeted her in her class each Sunday morning for the past 
forty years. we will meet her no more in the little Church 
on the hill, which was so dear to her, we, who knew and 
loved her will remember her always as a good friend, 
who exemplified in her daily life the highest virtues of a 

Therefore, be it resolved, that a copy of this be re- 
corded upon the Minutes of the Sunday School and Church, 
also a copy be sent to a daily paper, the Mission Herald 
and the bereaved family. 


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On June 22nd, 1924, we heard for the first time our new 
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Our Sunday School now has a membership of about 
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/I Story of human Sorrow 
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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVIll. 


No. 9 

Where There Is So Much Suffering, Poverty 

And Despair 

An Intimate Sketch of Conditions in Near Ea^ 

Editor's Note: It was my good fortune this summer to meet and talk with a young woman who has 
had four wonderful years; three in Constantinople and one in Athens. They will be years haunted by 
the memory of untold suffering and poverty whicl. she has witnessed in these four years, yet bright- 
ened by the recollection of the part that she has been privileged to play in bringing some cheer into 
the lives she has touched. STie returned' for anothc three years in Constantinople after a brief holiday 
in the United States. At my request she prepared this article. It should not only interest us, but 
shame us into a greater generosity toward the Xear East campaigns. She is most enthusiastic over the 
work that the Near Bast Relief is doing. It stands between many a human soul and starvation. 

No other strip of land on the face of the earth has evei 
gone through such tremendous changes in a short time as 
the Plain of Attica witnessed in one year. If you had 
anchored your boat in the Aegean Sea in September, 1922, 
you would have found two cities only on the famous horse 
shoe plain, Athens and Piraeus. A year later seven cities 
would have met your astound'ed gaze, each one of the five 
new ones averaging ten thousand inhabitants. 

These are not such cities as we know in America for 
they are made entirely of tents or of mud huts. Most of the 
houses have two small rooms, and happy indeed is the 
family who has found such a home in a land where num- 
bers are living in the open, in factories or churches. Too 
nr^uch credit cannot be given the Greek government for the 
way in which it received Armenian as well as Greek exiles 
after the defeat of the army in Asia Minor. Exhausted 
by twelve years of war, their tiny country, unfertile at the 
best of times, drained of all its resources, the people gave 
a hospitable welcome to the newcomers and the d'emo- 
cratic party has befriended them in every way. So many 
refugees thronged into Grece that now every fourth per- 
son you meet is a refugee. Imagine one-fourth of the popu- 
lation of the United States being only too thankful to 
live in mud huts! 

The government has built numbers of these houses ani 
many others are owned by American relief workers. Wl. erj 
there is a wage earner the house is rented for a nomin-ii 
sum, perhaps .20 a month, this rent money going to the 
ultimate purchase of the hut. The difficulty is that there 
are far too few houses and that there are so many heads 
i)f helpless families to whom even this small sum is out 
of the question. 

But all the refugees are not so fortunate as the citizens 
:.[ Coquinia, Lij^asmata and the other towns, in c:n aban- 
doned factory :i) i'l'aeus twelve hund'red people are Mving 
in two long rooms. These rooms are divided off by rope 
into little boxes six feet square in each of which lives an 
entire family. It is very sad to see the pitiful attempts 
to establish a "home" under such conditions. Over the 
ropes are hung rags, newspapers, sacking, — anything that 
will help to screen one small apartment from another. 

There is usually a heap of rags for bed and covering and, 
heating, a pan of charcoal. There are no windows in the 
building, only skylights. 

Many of the people who live in this unspeakable place 
are too old or too ill to work. Others go out day after 
day to make a futile attempt to find work in a city sur- 
feited with workmen of all kinds. Five hund'red children 
are growing up in these surroundings, their little faces 
dull with misery, their little stomachs distended by star- 
vi^tion, the skin stretched tight over the feeble little bones. 

In Athens you will find an industrial work-room which 
was started by an American missionary, and in which eigh- 
ty girls are employed in making lace, fine und'erclothes 
and embroideries. There is little demand for such things 
in the Near East so that the wages are pitifully small, 
but an investigation showed that each girl supported on 
an average, seven people. Most of these girls are Protes- 
tants, Greeks and Armenians, and one of the missionaries 
noticed that the same clothes went to church every Sun- 
day but different girls. She soon learned that these poor 
girls had formed certain groups each one of which had" 
bought one decent dress and hat. They wear this costume by 
turns to church. When you remember that these girls 
are the d'aughters of once prosperous merchants and far- 
mers the pathos of the situation is very appealing. 

There is one little shack in the town of Dergondi which 
every one there knows and loves. It belongs to an Ameri- 
can relief organization and is the center of all spiritual 
and intellectual life in that desolate refugee town. Can 
you imagine yourself in this shed with its dirt floor and few 
roughly made benches on a cold day in .January ? The 
wit d pours through every crack and you hook your well- 
shod feet around the rung of the chair and shiv3r und'er 
your warm wraps. It is Armenian Christmas and you 
have been invited by the Boys Club to a celebradon. As 
the endless Armenian or Greek recitations, songs and jokes 
go o;i you forget the rags and tatters and sockless feet 
of your hosts in watching the wonderful change that comes 
over their faces as the dull apathetic look dies out and 
the light of happiness, fun and eagerness takes \*s place. 
These tftirty boys are "ex-orphans", for as they aie over 


eighteen they have been sent out of orphanages to sliift 
for themselves. A good American woman has housed 
them all in one tent, keeps a motherly eye over them and 
their earnings, meets them for an hour every Sund'ay 
morning and again Thursday evening — and is nho only 
influence for good in their hand-to-mouth lives. 

Pay a second visit to the shack between seven-thirty and 
nine-thirty any week-day night. The room and the a-'.- 
joining two tents are packed with ninety small boys, all 
eight years old or thereabouts. They are learning to read, 
write and do sums in Greek, Armenian (those who are 
Armenians) and French, the international language of the 
Near East. These childden are little bootblacks who coiae 
night after night with tired bodies, eager faces and' grimy 
note books. 

Visit the shack once more in the late spring, wlien the 
sun beats down unmercifully on the town in which there 
is not a tree or blade of grass. The hundreds of huts are 
swarming with half-starved children and anxious or hope- 
less parents, but in the American shed are a score of rag- 
gedly dressed but happy-hearted young girls who have 
forgotten for an hour the dreariness of existence. It is 
club day and they are all busy with embroidery while they 
eagerly discuss their coming picnic. 

And' every morning this same shack is used for the day 
school which the American missionaries conduct! 

How desperately that cheerless, cheer-giving, little shed 
needs books, a stereopticon, a movie machine! It is such 
difflcult work to keep young men, little boys and half- 
grown girls happy and busy when one has nothing with 
which to work. Did you ever try to make bricks without 
straw ? 




(By The REV. R. B. DRANE, D.D.) 

Roanoke Island did its best for the 1924 celebration of 
Virginia Dare Day. The birth-day falling on Monday the 
18th, inconveniently for us, Tuesday was taken, under the 
auspices of the Roanoke Colony Memorial A. social. o^i. 

Following is the programme: 

1. Invocation, by the Rev. W. B. Clark; 2. '"The Star 
Spangled Banner." 3. Address of Welcome, by Rev. A. W. 
Price. 4. Response by Bishop Cheshire, President of the 
Association. 5'. International Hymn. 6. Address, "Ameri- 
canism", by Hon. J. W. Bailey. 7. Battle Hymn of the 
Republic. 8. Announcements by Rev. Dr. Drane. 9. In Old' 
North State. 10. Benediction, Bishop Cheshire. 

It was followed by a Picnic Lunch on the grounds, at 
the Pavilion near the Old Fort. 

The weather was beautiful, the attendance large and 
appreciative, the singing, led by Miss Westcott, fine an(? 
inspiring; and Mr. Bailey's address was excellent, worthy 
of the occasion. 

There was an enthusiasm which pledged for next ycr: 
(D. V.) a better celebration, if possible; all would gladly 
hear Mr. Bailey again. 

The Association is chartered by the State, it holds six- 
teen and a half acres in which Old Fort Raleigh is located, 
the scene of the birth of Virginia Dare, first born of Eng- 
lish Colonists, in 1587, in territory of the original thir- 
teen United States, the "Lost Colony." 

The North Carolina Highway Commission is building a 
broacJ road, the length of the island, somewhat closer to 
the Old Fort than we would have it, indeed; but all who 
participated in this year's observance, and all who know 
the merits of this Association, and have confidence in the 
development of this property into S'tate or National dimen- 
sions, are sure that all who can help it will co-operate for 
its protection and its advancement. 



8:00 P.M. — Evening Prayer and sermon by Rev. Alexander 
Miller, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Wilming- 
ton. , 
9:. 30 A.M. — Business Session. 
11:00 A.M. — Holy Communion and sermon by Rev. D. G. 
MacKinnon, S.T.D., Rector of Christ Church, 
New Bern. 
2:30 P. M — Conference on Religious Education. Leader: 
Rev. G. Vv^. Lay, D.C.L., Vice-Chairman of De- 
partment of Religious Education. 
3:30 P.M. — Conference on Christian Social Service. Lead, 
er: Rev. J. N. Bynum, Vice-Chaij-man of De- 
partment of Christian Social Service. 
4:30 P.M. — Business Session. 

8 :00 P.M. — Evening Prayer, Confirmation and sermon by 
Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of the 

9:30 A.M. — Conference on The Church's Program. Lead" 
ers: Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., Rector of St. 
.lames' Church, Wilmington, and Rev. W. R. 
Noe, Executive Secretary of the Diocese. 
11 : 00 A.M. — Morning Prayer and sermon by Rev. Archer 
Boogher, Rector of St. .John's Church, Fayette- 
Holy Innocents' Church is on the Kinston-Seven Springs 
road about 16 miles from Kinston, and five miles from 
Seven Springs. Delegates will be met at Kinston and 
Goldsboro. Names of delegates should be sent at least 
ten days before the meeting, to Mr. Oscar Hardy, Chair- 
man cf Committee on Hospitality, Seven Springs, N. C. 
It is hoped that eveiT parish and mission in the Convoca- 
tion will be represented. 




Monday night, October 27th — Service in Church. 

Tuesday morning, October 28th, 9:30 — 

Hymn and Opening Prayers. 

Address of Welcome. 


Roll Call. 

Reading of Minutes. 

Report of work in Convocation. 

Parish Reports. 

United Thank Offering. 

11 o'clock — Service in Church. 

12:30— Luncheon. 


Tuesc'ciy, 2 p. m. — Hymn, Prayer, Address — Educational 
work in Convocation. 

Woman's Auxiliary. 

Conference on work in the Diocese and interchange of 


Joint meeting. The Nation Wide Campaign. 

Women re-assemble for an informal Conference. 

Closing prayers. 

Tentative Program. 

Names of speakers given later. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe and family, who have been spending 
the summer at Masonboro Sound, near Wilmington, have 
again taken up their residence in the city. 





"To proclaim Jesus as the Saviour of the world is the 
motive for missions, and therefore it is not strange that 
the greatest missionaries, have used the Catholic Creed 
as the first formula to teach the heathen. That, with the 
Lord's Prayer, was all St. Francis Xavier thought it neces- 
sary to teach. The Rev. Channing Moore Williams, the 
first missionary to Japan in 1867, translated into Japanese 
the Apostle's Creedf, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Com- 
mandments. And the consequence is that today in Japan 
we have the Nippen Sei Ko Kwai, and That ,iust aii-er the 
and that he uttered the words of despair upon the Cross 
ops ,and their dioceses, as soon as they have received the 
immecJiate aid now due to them, will be self-supporting 
and independent. It is a triumph like this which puts to 
silence the sneers and skepticism and coldness of the trav- 
eler or the business man in that Eastern world. The mis- 
sionary presents these nations with a new faith, — a faith 
which tells of that love of God, and of His Son, Jesus 
Christ, and that faith is the Light of the World, the most 
precious gift of God. I know well that we live in what 
We call a scientific atmosphere, and that practical ethics is 
regarded by some as the only real value of religion. The 
hospital and the medical missionary are to be ranked be- 
yond the altar, and' priest or preacher. Such men point 
With pride to what education can do to elevate the standard 
of a people's morals. But after all, when the professor and 
the social uplifter have done their best and still the man 
remains poor and a failure, or when the cancer surgeon 
has said there is no more that he can (Jo, or the tubercu- 
losis physician has pronounced himself baffled, then what 
if the man can believe in that Palm Sunday and Good 
Friday, believe that the S'on of God was man of sorrows, 
and that he uttered the words of despair upon the Cross, 
and died with the word "Father" on His lips? Will that 
mean anything then? Ought not Christ to have suffered 
these things ancT to enter into His glory? No other relig- 
ion teaches the suffering of the Son of God, and no other 
religion has the power of comfort which streams in rad- 
iant glory from the darkened Cross of Calvary. 

"We have this treasure in earthern vessels," said St. 

Paul. Yes, the Church holds its golden faicu 'n the earth- 
made dogmas and creeds. In the other life when we s:e 
eye to eye, and know even as we are known, the earthen 
vessels may be thrown away as having done their work, 
but now we hold them invaluable because they contain the 
holy oil which gives forth the Light of God. 

CHURCH." From Annual Address of the Bishop of the 
Diocese of Long Island. 

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Avd(Mi, St. .la mes' 320 .00 

Aiirorn, Holv Cross 1000.00 

Ti.itli. St. Thiiinas' * K'O.flO 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 830.00 

Belhavpu, St. .Inuios' 75i).00 

Ronnertou. St. .John's 180.00 

Phofowinitv. Trinity * 100.00 

f'linton. St. Paul's .^O^j.OO 

Pi-pswoll. St. David's 70.5.00 

Krtontnn. St. Paul's .3000.00 

Kliznboth C'itv. riirist Cli. 241.T.Of» 

Favcttcvillp. St. .lohn's. ... 4605.00 

Favetteville. St. .Toscpli's.. 200.00 

Oatpsville, St. Marv's 2.50. OO 

Oolrtshoro. St. Stpphcn's. . . 1050.00 

Orppnville. St. Paul's 2100.00 

Orifton. St. .John's 

Hamilton. St. Martin's.... 280.00 

Hertford. Holv Trinity. ... IITO.O'i 

Hope Mills. Christ Church 280.00 

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Kinston. St. Marv's 3200. f>0 

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New Bern, Christ Churrh.. 4830. 00 

New Bprn. St. Cyprian's.. .500.00 

Plymouth, dv^rc Church.. 1230.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's 260.00 

Ropor. St. T.uke's .500.00 

Seven Spgs.Holy Jnnoppnts'* .300.00 

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Fir^ Provincial Convention Held 



The Young People's Division of the S'ewanee Training 
School for Workers, opened Thursday, July 24th, at su))- 
per hour lasting to August 7th. There were repre- 
sentatives from the following States: Alabama, Arkansas, 
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mis- 
souri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennes-e^ Texas. 

Too much cannot be said in appreciation of the Execu- 
aive Officers, who labored long and hard, to make the 
Young PeoiJle's Division a success — whose names I men- 
tion here, — Director, Rev. Mercer P. Logan, D.D., Monteagle, 

Dean of Y. P. Division— Rt. Rev. Clinton Quinn. D.D., 
Houston, Texas. 

Executive Secretary — Miss Gladys M. Fry, New Orleans. 

Chairman of Program Committee — Rev. Gardner Tucker, 
D.D., Houma, La. 

For the first time, it was necessary this year, to hold 
the Young People's Division, at a period separate from 
that of Adult Department. This was made necessary by 
the steady increase of registration, which had grown to .1 
number greater than the University -f-ould accommoc?ate. 
This fact, made Dr. Logan very happy, because he told us 
so, as many times, as he told the same old story about the 
horse which is probably familiar to many of our readers. 

The young people were quartered in the three large 
Barracks of the S'. M. A. ( S'ewanee Military Academy ) 
with one or two leaders in each barracks — meals were 
served in Quintard Hall neai- the Barracks, where we 
generally longed to be, even though perfect bedlam reign- 
ed. There in the midst of constant yells and songs, eating 
seemed to be a secondary matter, and we were only quiet, 
at the sounc? of Bishop Quinn's whistle, to sing the blessing, 
and to read necessary notices. Classes were also held in 
S. M. A. class rooms, thus the whole department was kept 
together during the Conference. 

Rev. Gordon M. Reese was director of all recreations, 
and taught us lovely songs and games. The girls and boys 
enjoyed the Tennis tournaments and hikes, all around that 
wonderful country. Mr. Reese also had a class on "Pro- 
grams for League meetiags,"' which proved very helpful 
to us all; bringing out clearly, the great need' today of 
concrete thinking on the part of the Young People. 

There were other very interesting classes on — The Pray- 
er Book, the Treacher, C. S. S. L. Administration, Kinder- 
garten methods and materials, .Junior Department courses, 
Pageantry, Social S'ervice and Missions — Methods of 
League work. Public Speaking and Parliamentary Law, 
League Organization in Parish and Diocese, and moder 

The whole Conference was divided into 11 Groups, and 
the groups into 4 teams, thereby giving everybody a 
share in the programs and work. These teams furnished 
programs for several classes, and for the pow-wows. 

North Carolina was represented by Miss Mary Woolvin 
from Wilmington, William A. Graham anc? .John Graham 
from Bdenton, Eliza Capehart from Roxobel, Eugenia Ses- 
soms from Windsor, Miss Covington, from Raleigh, Miss 
Pat Arrington from Rocky Mount, Gilbert Braddy from 
New Biern, and myself. And you asked what it means to 
be at Sewanee? Jt meant leaving a keen crowd of home 


folks, knowing they were standing back of us. It meant 
thrills of adventure, the smell of trains, fresh landscapes 
hurrying by, new companions traveling Sewaneeward, ex- 
citement, mountain scenery and then S'ewanee. It meant 
buildings of rock and a peaceful wood, steep hillsides, 
heights that catch one's breath, sunset views, great peace, 
wondrous quietness. It meant hilarity and deafening noise, 
a. roaring dining-hall, great hymns grandly sung, shouts 
and songs, music, stunts, dancing feet, laughter. It meant 
study. New ideas, new friends, eager, earnest! faces 
turned toward a great light. It meant the breaking of a 
great new glory. It meant the memory of high days throb- 
bing with quick life. It meant to dream about S'ewanee 
and to go again if possible. 


The first Annual Convention of the Federation of the 
Y. P. S. L. in the Province of S'ewanee was held at Se- 
wanee, Tenn., August 1st, 1924. In the absence of the 
President, Mr. Thomas M. .lohnson, the Rev. E. C. Sea- 
man presided at the meeting 

The Convention was called to ord'er at 3:15 p. m., and 
opened with a hymn, followed by prayer by Bishop Mc- 

A statement issued iifter a n'leeting of the Commission 
on Young People's Work, appointed by a committee from 
the Board of Religious Education of the Province of 
Sewanee wi)s read by the Secretary Mr. James Washing- 

The rcil) was then called by Dioceses, representatives 
answering "organized", or unorganized." Diocesanly, 
Representatives were from the Dioceses of Alabama, At- 
lanta, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Caro- 
lina and East Carolina. All of them reported a Diocesan 
organization of the Y. P. S. L. except Tennessse and East 
Carolina, both of which are in the process of organization. 

The Committee on Constitution and By-Laws reported a 
Constitution which was finally accepted with few changes. 

The officers and' six members of the advisory board 
were then elected as follows: President, Miss Josephine 
Thames, Vicksburg, Miss.; First Vice-President, Mr. James 
Washington, Memphis, Tenn.; Second Vice-President, Miss 
Annie Elizabeth Young, Mobile. Ala.; Third Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mr. Malcolm Brown, Pensacola, Fla. 

Advisory Board: Bishop, Rt. Rev. W. G. McDowell D.D.; 
Bishop-Coadjutor of Alabama; Presbyter, Rev. W. A. Jon- 
nard. Savnnnah, Ga. 

Four members at large: Rev. Melville F. Johnson, 
Jacksonville, Fla.; Rev. J. S. Ditchburn, New Orleans, La.; 
Rev. V. C. McMasters, Mobile, Ala.; Miss Josephine Cockle, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

The subject of a pin was brought up but referred to a 
committee to report at the General Convention in 1925. A 
resolution, introduced by the representatives from the Dio- 
cese of Atlanta was passed that the Federation ask the 
Provincial Board of Religious Education to supply a full- 
time fielci' worker for the Y. P. S'. L. in this province. 

Names of representatives from each Diocese, were asked 
for, to attend the General Convention, 1925, New Orleans. 


Mrs. Harry G. Walker was elected for our representative 
trom East Carolina. 

On motion the meeting was adjouined until a Luei date 
duiing the Conference, when the subject of a National 
Oiganization was taken up. 

At a later meeting, after much discussion, it wa.3 lirally 
decided to meet as "The Soutlicrn Conference of Young 
People"' at the General Convention at which Lim2 iomo 
very vital questions concernin,^- our Young People 
£,anization will come up. 



The East Carolina friends of the Rev. C A. Ashby, Rector 
of the Church mentioned, will be interested in the following 
correspondence of St. Andrew's Cross: 

"I began my day's duties with a visit to the Church of 
the Good Shepherd S'unday School, which proved a revela- 
tion to me, it being the largest, best equipped and govern- 
ed that I have ever seen. It has over one thousand scholars 
and ninety teachers. The Christian nurture series is used 
in every branch, and all are working with a regularity, de- 
portment and' splendid arrangement that evidenced the 
thoroughness of system and perfect management pertaining 
to this large school. It was a beautiful and wonderful 
sight. First, the infant class, then the junior branches, 
main schools and Bible classes, each in a separate depart- 
ment. * * * Each teacher is seated in the center of a spec- 
ially made desk, within touch of each pupil, the number in 
the class being limited to five or six. It was a sight worth 
seeing and a credit to all concerned." 


On August 7th, 1924, Mrs. MoUie Johnston Harrison de- 
parted this life in the comfort of the Christian faith and 
after a long life of usefulness to the Church, family and' 

Mrs. Harrison was born and reared in Washington Coun- 
ty, spending most of her life in Plymouth, where she rear- 
ed a family and was for many years a faithful and devout 
member of Grace Church. In recent years she has made 
her home with her children in other places. Slie died at 
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Cheers, in Eden- 
ton. Her husband has been dead for some years. 

The funeral was held in Grace Church, Plymouth, on 
August 9th. The Rector, the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., 


On Sunday night, July 29, 1924, the Young People's Ser- 
voce League of St. James' Episcopal Church was organized. 
Rev. George F. Cameron, acting as temporary chairman, 
opened the meeting with prayer. He then spoke brieily on 
what such an organization should mean to the church and 
town. He told of similar organizations in other dioceses, 
what they had accomplished and what we hoped to accom- 

The election of officers followed resulting in the election 
of Miss Virginia Dare Tyson, for President; Lina Hooks, 
Vice-President; Elizabeth Johnson, Secretary; Lloyd Joyner, 
Treasurer, and Mrs. Helen Turnage, chairman of social 

Thursday night of each week at 8 o'clock was decided 
upon as the time for the meeting of our league. 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean, of Wilmington, represented 
the Wilmington Rotary Club at a recent meeting of execu. 
fives in Rocky Mount. Dr. Dean went from there to Dunn, 
N. C, where he assisted in delivering a charter to a newly 
organized club there. 

Diocesan News. 


The last issue of the "Young People's Service League 
Monthly," published by the Y. P. S. L. of St. Thomas' 
Parish, Windsor, is a most interesting and creditable one, 
It is well edited', newsy, and attractively printed. The 
Windsor young people are very active, not letting up at 
all during the summer. Mrs. F. D. Winston is leader. 

The many friends and patrons of Porter Military Acad- 
emy, of Charleston, S'. C, will be greatly interested to learn 
that the Rev. Gordon M. Reese, well known in East Caro- 
lina, has accepted election as Rector of that school. Mr. 
Reese has captivated the young people of the Diocese on 
his two recent visits, and his qualities of leadership will 
doubtless add to the etfectiveness of the school. 

Attention is directed to the rather lengthy announcement 
of the Fall program, as given in this issue. It is of vital 
importance that the people be informed and' aroused as to 
what the Church hopes to do and needs to do. No better 
way can be found than by following the suggestions given 
in the program. 

Mr. E. F. Duncan, principal of St. Paul's School, Beau- 
fort, has made a strenuous effort this summer to attract 
prospective students to that school. A number of diocesan 
leaders who are greatly interested in the possibilities of 
the School are making every effort to further its interests 
and increase its usefulness to the Church as well as to the 
young life of East Carolina. 

In Mrs. von Eberstein's article about the Young People's 
Conference at Sewanee, mention is made of the young 
people who attended from East Carolina. Three represen- 
tatives from East Carolina attended the adult conferences 
at Sewanee: Rev. E. T. Jillson and Mrs. Louise Crawford*, 
of Hertford; Miss Elizabeth Tucker, of Plymouth. The 
Woman's Auxiliary of East Carolina made it possible for 
a number of the young people to attend. 

The Executive Committee of the Board of Missions of 
the Province of Sewanee, which met in Wilmington in 
July, has sent out a letter to parishes throughout the 
Province embodying the "find'ings" of the committee. The 
parishes are urged to support the_ Program of the Church, 
and it is interesting to note that what has come to be 
known as "The East Carolina Plan" was endorsed and 
recommended. Bishop Darst is chairman of this com- 

Mrs. H. G. Walker, diocesan secretary for young people's 
work, has sent out a letter to the ciergy and organizations, 
suggesting that they resume their activity. She calls at- 
tention to the fact that Mrs. von Eberstein has sent out the 
box work assignment for the C. S. S. L. Reports coming 
in indicate that the young people's organizations are active. 


The annual convention of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 
which has come to be one of the main events of the year 
in the Church Kalendar, is to be held this year in Albany, 
N. Y., October 8 to 12. The program, as announced by the 
officers, is to be intensely interesting. A long list of prom- 
inent speakers; Bishops, Priests and Laymen, will give 
inspiration to the large number of delegates who are plan- 
ning to attend. The Senior and Junior Brotherhood will 
have concurrent sessions, with joint mass meetings. 


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Plymouth, N. C 


The other day the body of a negro was found dead be- 
side the tracks of the Norfolk-Southern railway, near Ply- 
mouth. A search of his clothes brought forth the follow- 
ing possessions. 

One half brick. 

One harp. 

Small bottle of whiskey. 


What an eloquent tale these things tell! Pathos, tragedy, 
and comedy are interwoven in the tale. The harp! here's 
a carefree note, so like tlie rollicking, irresponsible, happy- 
go-lucky type which he represented. The half brick! How 
closely linked, indeed, are the tears and the laughter; the 
tragedies and the comed'ies of life! Perhaps the whiskey 
explains the brick,— it so often does. But then the ani- 
mosities of life are ever near the amenities, — all too near, 
indeed, in the best as in the worst of us. The brick and 
the harp repose in the pockets of all too many of us. All 
of which leads us to wonder what would be found in our 
pockets were our lives suddenly to be snuffed out. What 
possessions do we treasure? T. P., Jr. 


Miss Gladys Barnes, of the staff of the National Council 
of the Church, read our editorial on the indiscretions of 
the young girls in the August Mission Herald. She was 
moved' to write the editor in the following words: 

"Speaking of spanking, you noticed Mr. Harper's re- 
marks about it in the current Living Church? Is there 
perhaps going to be a nation-wide campaign of spanking? 
What a relief!" 

We have since looked up Mr. Harper's article, which re- 

lated how two boys on a summer camp received the ulti- 
mate spanking as a disciplinary measure. Our hope that 
some of the mothers would spank their daughters and 
make them be good came out of considerable inexperience, 
we admit, yet we feel quite sure that it would do a very 
great deal of good. Yet, as we wrote Miss Barnes, we do 
not want to be understood as being unaware of the really 
fine results that come out of the young woman's o'emand 
for greater intellectual and economic freedom. The emer- 
gence of the new type of woman has caused us to re-ad'just 
many ideas and there have been many things that shocked 
us. But we believe that after we have rubbed the dust 
out of our eyes and come to be a little more honest with 
ourselves, we will rejoice in the change. That does not 
alter our premise, however, that to freedom we should add 
discipline. One without the other is distinctly bad. 

T. P., Jr. 


We urge you to read the lead'ing article in this issue of 
the Mission Herald. It will not be pleasant reading, but 
if it does not shock you into a more benevolent attitude 
towards the objects of the Near East Relief Fund then you 
are a very callous person indeed. The information given 
in the article comes from a young woman of our Church 
who was back in the States this summer after a year in 
Athens. ■ It was a very depressing year, fiilled as it was 
with the sight of so much poverty that she was unable to 
alleviate and so much suffering that she could not min- 
ister to, — every fourth person a refugee, — homeless and 
almost starving for the vei-y necessities of life.' If our sen- 
siDilities have become somewhat dulled by the very fre- 
quency of the appeals that have been made to us in the 
past by the Near East Relief workers, let us sharpen the 
edges on this article. The writer of the article, who has 
since returned to Constantinople for a three-year period, 
was enthusiastic over the work of the Near East Relief or- 
ganization. She is not in any way connected with it, but 
assured us that it was entitled to our full support. 

T. P., Jr. 


As we begin our fall work after a summer of pleasant 
relaxation Mr. Noe, the Executive Secretary, comes along 
and prods us with a program that means real work. We 
note his suggestions for group, parochial and district con- 
ferences, study, services and canvasses. They are sugges- 
tions based on plans that have been tried and found suc- 
cessful. We call attention to a tendency to ignore the 
program, or at least adopt it only in part. We parsons 
are too apt to decide that we can't cut out our new fall 
frock by Mr. Noe's pattern. S'o we get a much simpler 
one, one that will not require quite so much work. Then 
when the Every Member Canvass comes off we fall down. 
We haven't uncovered quite all of our possibilities, so the 
a'locesan and national Church suffers. Those clergy and 
churches who will follow the program this Fall will bene- 
fit by it. T. P., Jr. 


General satisfaction is expressed by their many friends 
at the marriage of the Rev. Frederick Blount Drane, Arch- 
deacon of the Yukon, and Miss Rebecca Bennehan Wood, 
daughter of Mr. Frank Wood'', of Edenton. Miss Wood, 
accompanied by her father and Mrs. Wood and Miss Ma- 
rion Drane, met Archdeacon Drane at Seattle, Washington, 
the middle of September, and they were married there. 
They will make their home at Nenana, Alaska. By this 
marriage two of the most prominent Church families of the 
Diocese are united, and the best wishes of people through- 
out Hast Carolina will follow the couple. 



"O live ye by thp Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

September 21— S. Matthew, Evangelist (Red) 

28 — Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Green) 

29— S. Michael and All Angels (White) 

October 5 — Sixteenth Sunday after. Trinity (Green) 

12— Seventeenth Sund'ay after Trinity (Green) 

18— S. Luke, Evangelist (Red) 

19 — ^Eighteenth S'unday after Trinity (Green) 

The Bishop's Letter. 

My last letter was written from London, but am glad 
to say that I am now back in my own country, though 1 am 
not in East Carolina at this time. The latter part of my 
sojourn abroad was even more pleasant than the part de- 
scribed in my last letter, especially my visit to Holland 
where I was delightfully entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Rob- 
ert C. James, formerly of Wilmington. 

Other Wilmingtonians whom I had the pleasure of see- 
ing while in Holland were Mrs. Devereaux Lippitt, Mr. 
anu' Mrs. Maxwell Lippitt, Mrs. Sarah James and Mr. and 
Mrs. William Walker. 

After leaving Holland, I went to Brussels for a few 
days, and then on back to London before sailing for home 
on August ninth. 

The return journey was very pleasant, and while I did 
not have as many clerical companions, as I had on the trip 
over, 1 met some very delightful people and found some 
good friends from Richmond, Virginia, among the pas- 

We arrived in New York on the eighteenth, and I was 
soon on my way to Wilmington, arriving there on the morn- 
ing of the nineteenth. 

It is needless to say that I was glad to see the members 
of my little family again, and to know that they have 
kept well Q'uring my seven weeks absence. 

Thanks to my good friend, the Rev. W. R. Noe, my offi- 
cial mail had been attended to in a most efficient manner, 
during my absence and I did not find much accumulated 
correspondence awaiting my attention. 

On Friday the twenty-first 1 confirmed one person pre- 
sented by the Rev. Frank D. Dean, and made a short ad- 
dress in S't. Andrew's Church, Wrightsville Sound. This, 
our newest church, is most attractive and seems to have 
a very bright future. 

The minister in charge, Dr. Dean, is living in the neigh- 
borhood of the church and giving his entire time to the 
developnient of the work. 

Had 1 known in the early Spring that I was to have the 
trip abroad I would not have accepted the invitation to 
be the special preacher at Trinity Church, New York, dur- 
ing September, but after I found that the trip was a pos- 
sibility, it was then too late to be relieved from the duty 
at Trinity. 

I regret very much that I will be away from the Diocese 
until the latter part of September, but will use the time 
between now and then in writing and studying and' in 
planning for the fall and" winter work. 

On Tuesday, the twenty-sixth, accompanied by my family, 
I left Wilmington in the family car, and after leaving the 
boys at their grand mother's in Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Darst, 
our little daughter and I came on to Cape May, N. J., 
where I preached in St. John's Churc.i on the last S'undav' 
in August. 

After spending a few dUys in Cape May with our friends, 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Lippincott, Jr., we drove on to this 
place arriving yesterday (September 5th). 

While in Bristol we will stay with the Rev. A. B. Howard 
in St. Michael's Rectory, and I will go down to New York 
every Saturday for the Sunday services at Trinity. 

I have not made out my fall schedule as yet, but have 
planned to ordain Joseph N. Carter to the Diaconate in 
S't. Mark's Church, Wilmington, on Saturday, October I be 
fourth, and will ordain the Rev. John W. Heyes to the 
priesthood in Emmanuel Church, Farmville, on Wednes- 
day, October the 15th. If all goes well I expect to visit 
all of the country churches and many of the churches in 
our small towns between October the fifteenth and Christ- 

I am especially happy to report that with one exceptirn^ 
every church anu' mission in the Diocese is in charge of a 
clergyman, and we hope to have that one place supplied 
before very long. 

The Rev. C. O. Pardo, of Edgecombe county, has recently 
accepted a call to the Church of the Advent, Williatiisrca, 
S't. Martin's, Hamilton, and the Mission at Robersonville. 
We extend him a cordial welcome to the Diocese and wish 
for him much success and happiness in his new field. 

The Rev. Herbert D. Cone, a distant cousin of the genial 
and beloved Rector of St. Stephen's, Goldsboro, visited) 
Clinton on the first S'unday in September, and ■«« nope 
that he may be ind'uced to become the rector of St. Paul's 

The Rev. Mr. Howard, with whom we are staying, re- 
members with pleasure his visit to Wilmingtoii at (he 
time of our "Big Council" in 1923, and we are still hoping 
that we may have him in East Carolina on a pe ■maucp.t 
basis some of these days. Those of our Diocesan family 
who met him while he was with us will not find it hard to 
believe that we are enjoying our stay with him in his 
charming Rectory. 

I know you will pardon this brief and informal letter, 
for naturally I have very little Diocesan news to impart 
at this time. 

Looking forward with joy to getting back into my active 
work among my dear people in the near ftUure, I am 
Faithfully, your friend and Bishop, 


St. Michael's Rectory, Bristol, Rhode Island, 

September 5, 1924. 


(Correspond'ence of Mission Herald.) 
Rev. W. R. Noe, whom we all know so well throughout 
the diocese, closed a very successful ten-day Mission at 
Holy Innocents, Seven Springs, Sunday, August 31st, as- 
sisted by the Rev. George F. Cameron part of the time. 
Mr. Noe has held several missions at Holy Innocents before, 
therefore, the people of the community and neighboring 
communities as well, knew what to expect, so a crowded 
congregation thronged to hear the wonderful messages 
that he had for them from time to time This being the 
most interesting mission ever held here. 


There are now four study books on China for Divisions 2 
to 6 of the Church School Service League; ages 4-7, China 
Primary Picture Stories, 50 cents; ages 8-11, "Mook," 40 
cents (teaching programs, 15 cents); ages 12-14, Forward 
March (revised), 35 cents (teaching programs, 20 cents, 
pictures, 10 cents) ; ages 15 and over, China's Real Revo- 
lution, 50 cents (teaching programs, 20 cents, pictures 10 
cents). There may also be had a postcard painting book. 
Children of China, 60 cents, and a set of "cut-outs," the 
model of a Chinese street, Stopping in China, 50 cents. 
Any of these may be oro'ered from the Bookstore, 281 
Fourth Avenue, New York. 



Program For Fall Work In East Carolina 


We shall continue the division of the Diocese into twelve 
flistricts, as follows: 

District No. 1 — Beaufort, Jasper, Morehead City, New 
Bern, Oriental, Pollocksville, Trenton, and Vanceboro. 

Chairman, Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., New Bern, N. 
C; Vice-Chairrrian, Mr. B. K. Bishop, New Bern, N. C. 

District No. 2 — Grifton, Kinston, Seven Springs, anc? 
Snow Hill. 

Chairman, Rev John Hartley, Ph.D., Kinston, N. C; 
Vice-Chairman; Mr. G. V. Cowper, Kinston, N. C. 

District No. 3 — Ayden, Farmville, Greenville, and Win- 

Chairman: Rev. James E, W. Cook, Greenville, N. C; 
Vice-Chairman, Mr. H. A. White, Greenville, N. C. 

District No. 4 — Aurora, Bath, Bonnerton, Bunyan, Choco- 
winity, Edward. Jessama, and Washington. 

Chairman, Rev. Stephen Gardner, Washington, N. C; 
Vice-Chairman, Mr. John G. Bragaw, Jr., Washington, N. C. 

District No. 5 — Belhaven, Fairfield', Lake Landing, Slades- 
ville. Swan Quarter, and Yeatesville. 

Chairman, Rev. Joseph N. Bynum, Belhaven, N. C; Vice- 
Chairman, Mr. W. R. Gibbs, Lake Landing, N. C. 

District No. 6 — Columbia, Creswell, Hamilton, Plymouth, 
Roper and Williamston. 

Chairman, Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Plymouth, N. C; 
Vice-Chairman, Mr. H. G. Walker, Creswell, N. C. 

District No. 7 — Camden, Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hert- 
ford, Mege, Weeksville, and Winfall. 

Chairman, Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., Edenton, N. C; Vice- 
Chairman, Mr. W. G. Gaither, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

District No. 8 — Gatesville, Murfreesboro, Roduco, S'un- 
bury, and Winton. 

Chairman, Rev. Howard Alligood, Gatesville, N. C; Vice. 
Chairman, Mr. Martin Kellogg, Sunbury, N. C. 

District No. 9 — Avoca, Roxobel, Windsor, and Woodville. 

Chairman, — ■ ; Vice Chairman, Mr. E. S. Askew, 

Windsor, N.' C. 

District No. 10 — Clinton, Faison, Goldsboro, Pikevile, and 

Chairman, Rev. W. O. Cone, Goldsboro, N. C; Vice- 
Chairman, Mr. George C. Royall, Goldsboro, N. C. 

District No. 11— Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Lumberton, 
Maxton, Red Springs and Rowland. 

Chairman, Rev. Archer Boogher, Fayetteville, N. C; 
Vice-chairman, Mr. John R. Tolar, Jr., Fayetteville, N. C. 

District No. 12 — Atkinson, Burgaw, North West, South- 
port, Wallace, Whiteville, Wilmington, and Wrightsville 

Chairman, Rev. Alexander Miller, Wilmington, N. C; 
Vice-Chairman, Mr. W. D. MacMillan, Jr., Wilmington. 

1. During the four weeks — October 6th to 31st — Group 
Meetings should be held in every parish and mission, at 
which should be considered "My Father's Business" — the 
"1924 Supplement to the Program Presented". This book 
will be published by the National Council, and a copy will 
be placed in the hands of each Group Leader by October 

The importance of the Group Meetings cannot be too 
strongly stressed. They are absolutely necessary to the 

carrying out of the Church's Program. Each Group Leader 
will receive from the Diocesan office a copy of Leafiet W. 
A. 22, "How to Lead a Discussion Group." 

The idea is to divide the Parish or Mission geographi- 
cally into zones or districts, grouping those members living 
near each other, and to conduct weekly NEIGHBORHOOD 
MEETINGS in one of their homes. Where "Group Organi- 
zation" does not exist in a parish or mission, temporary 
groups should be formed for the occasion — using each 
existing society or organization as a group and forming 
others by the selective process so that, as nearly as pos- 
sible, each member of the parish will be in some group. 

Bach group should have a Chairman and a leader. Car-i- 
ful distinctior should be made between the duties of thsse 
two officers. 

The Group Chairman is responsible for arranging the 
place and! hour of meetings e;ou seeing that the members 
pre informed. It is his duiv to got the people out lo the 

The Group leader is resijonsibie only for leading and 
guiding the discussion at Ihe ir.' ' ting. 

2. Conferences will be held in the 12 Districts of the 
Diocese. These meetings will be for the Clergy, Vestry- 
men, and Associate Members of the Department of Mis- 
sions and Church Extension. A special effort should be 
made by the District Chairmen to get a full representation 
from all the parishes and missions. The Bishop and Execu- 
tive Secretary will be present. 

The schedule of the Conferences is as follows: 

Lake Landing, N. C, for District No. 5, Tvesday, Octo- 
ber 21st. 

(This is the date for meeting of Convocation of Edenton 
in St. George's Church, Lake Land'ing, N. C.) 

Seven Springs, N. C, for District No. 2, Wednesday, 
October 29th, 9:30 to 11:00 A. M. 

New Bern, N. C, for District No. 1, Thursday, October 
30th, iO:ilO A. M. to 1:00 P. M. 

Washington, N. C, for District No. 4, Friday, Octob ^r 
31st, 10:00 A. M., to 1:00 P. M. 

Plymouth, N. C, for District No. 6, Sunday, November 
2nd, 2:30 to 5:00 P. M. 

Hertford, N. C, for District No. 7, Monday, November 
3rd, 2:30 to 5:00 P. M. 

Gatesville, N. C, for District No. 8, Tuesday, November 
5th, 10:00 A. M., to 1:00 P. M. 

Windsor, N. C, for District No. 9, Wednesday, Novem- 
ber 5th, 10:00 A. M. to 1:00 P. M. 

Greenville, N. C, for District No. 3, ThursdTay, November 
6th, 10:00 A. M. to 1:00 P. M. 

Faison, N. C, for District No. 10, Friday, Novemoer 
7th, 10:00 A. M. to 1:00 P. M. 

Fayetteville, N. C, for District No. 11, Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 18th, 2:30 to 5:00 P. M. 

Wilmington, N. C, for District No. 12, Monday, Noveni- 
ber 17th, 2:30 to 5:00 P. M. 

3. Intensive Week, November 23rd to 29th. 

On Sunday, November 23rd, each rector should preach 
on some topic directly pertinent to the Campaign, prefer- 
ably on the text: "Ye shall receive power after that the 



Holy Ghost, is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses." 
There should be daily Communion Service throughout 
the week. 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, "The Parish Pro- 
gram Conference." See Bulletin No. 12, S'eries of 1921. 
At these Conferences the following topics should be con- 

(a) How can this Parish grow in the community? 

(b) How can this Parish grow in the Diocese? 

(c) How can this Parish grow in the World'? 

At these Conferences the Parish or Mission should make 
out its tentative budget for the next year. A copy of this 
budget ought to be sent to every member before the Annual 
Canvass in order that they may intelligently respond to 
the Church's needs. 

During the week there should be at least two meetings 
of Canvassers in order that they should be thoroughly pre. 
pared for their work. 

4. Every Member Canvass November 30th, First Sunday 
in Advent, (St. Andrew's Day.) 

On this Sunday there should be a Corporate Communion 
of the whole parish at either the early service or the sec- 
ond service, with a special form of service at the second 
service in case the Holy Communion is celebrated only 
at the early service. The Rector is requested to preach 
a sermon particularly d'irected toward the subject of the 
corporate and individual responsibility for supporting the 
whole work of the Church, preferably on the next, "Ye are 
the Body of Christ, and members in particular." 

It is recommended that a public report of the Canvass 
be made to the congregation on Sunday morning following 
the Canvass or some other time considered more satis- 

The final report of the Canvass should be sent to Dio- 
cesan Headquarters by the 15th of December. 

The Bishop of Western Massachusetts has said: 

"A plan that I must heartily endorse is that of a careful, 
systematic, annual every member canvass in every con- 
gregation in the interests of local loyalty and support as 
well as of diocesan and missionary efficiency. Our con- 
stant aim must be that there shall be no single Church 
member who is failing to do his or her part. It would' be 
a good idea to make in each congregation a separate list 
of inactive persons— not at all as a black-list — but rather 
with the purpose of giving special attention to such per- 
sons, of stimulating their interest, and so of steadily re- 
ducing their number. It is all important that this can- 
vass be made every year, and it should* be supplemented 
by a complete budget system, plainly setting forth the 
necessities and needs, local diocesan, and general. It is 
the part of confidence as well as of honesty fully and plain- 
ly to tell all the people of the Church's needs, and to 
trust to them to meet them. It may, I feel sure, be believ- 
ed" that apportionments are made carefully, considerately 
and intelligently, and therefore they deserve to be loyily 
accepted and consientiously met." 

Personal Items. 

A very interesting article on "Getting Married in Cuba," 
published in a recent issue of the Living Church, cites the 
difficulties encountered by the Rev. A. J. Mackie, when he 
was married to Miss McConnell. The Cuban customs and 
marriage laws gave Mr. Mackie many anxious moments, 
which were not dissipated" until the very moment of the 
wedding. I 

One of the first missionaries in the Philippines was a 
Mrs. Kelly, who taught the native people to greet her 
with "Good morning, Mrs. Kelly." And so amenable are 
those people to missionary work, and so deep an impres- 
sion d'id she make, that to this day you may meet away 
up on some mountain trail a fierce-looking chief, unclad, 
armed with weapons, who will greet you in the friendliest 
fashing with, "Good morning, Mrs. Kelly." 

East Carolina has lost one of its most faUhful ana useful 
families by the removal of Mrs. E !•-. Cox and her daugh- 
ter Mrs. McCormic, from Maxton Lo Gastonia. Mrs. Cox 
has given two sons to the ministry. Rev. Messrs. W. E. 
and H. A. Cox. 

News that Mr. John G. Bragaw, .Ir., of Washington, N. 
C, has had to go to western North Carolina for his health 
will be learned with regret all over the Diocese, for East 
Carolina has seldom ever had as useful and popular a lay- 
man. Mr. Bragaw, who is located at Biltmore writes that 
he will be there for an indefinite period. The prayers and 
best wishes of his friend^ follow him, and it is hoped that 
he will soon recover and return to us. 

The Rev. John Hartley, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Kin- 
sion, gave the invocation at the opening session of the 
House of Representatives at the recent special session. Mr. 
John G. Dawson, of Dr. Hartley's congregation, was Speak- 
er of the House. 

The Rev. Warren W. Way, Rector of St. Mary's School, 
Raleigh, received the degree of Master of Arts at the Au- 
gust Convocation of the University of Chicago. 

A card from Rev. E. N. Joyner gives the information that 
he has recently been placed in charge of the churches at 
High Shoals, Bessemer City and S'helby, N. C. 

Miss Alice Cook, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. James E. 
W. Cook, of Greenville, was married in St. Paul's Church, 
Greenville, on September 11th, to Mr. C. Roger Morse. The 
ceremony was performed by Mr. Cook. 

Mr. Harrell J. Lewis, who has very acceptably supplied 
the churches in the Windsor field during the summer 
months, leaves this month to begin his course at the Vir- 
ginia Seminary. Mr. Lewis has been a student at William 
and Mary College for the past two years. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, who recently closed a successful 
ten-day Preaching Mission at S'even Springs, is to hold 
missions in St. Peter's Church, Sunbury; St. Paul's, Beau- 
fort ; and St. John's, Pitt County, during the Fall. 

The Rev. Clarence O. Pard'o, who for son.e time has been 
in charge of churches near Tarboro, has accepted the call re- 
cently extended him by The Church of the Advent, Wil- 
liamston; and St. Martin's, Hamilton, and has taken up his 
residence there. Mr. Pardo is welcomed to the Diocese. 

The Rev. Herbert D. Cone, of Vermont, is temporarily 
in charge of S't. Paul's, Clinton. It is hoped that he will 
make his stay there permanent. 

Mr. Sam Woolvin, student of the University of the South, 
has been spending some time at his home in Wilmington. 
He returns to Sewanee to take up his work in the Theo- 
logical Department. 


Those paying one dollar: S. W. Tillinghast, Mrs. Charles 
Hewitt, Mrs. H. M. Parsley, Mrs. W. B. Green, Miss Lillian 
Minor, Mrs. L. M. Michaux and Mrs. W. E. Spruill. Total 

Those paying more than one dollar: Hardy Johnson, $2; 
Mrs. J. L. Sprunt, $2; F. L. Haislip, $1.50; Mrs. C. D. Ja- 
cobs, $2. Total $7.50. 

Total for month $13.50. 






Cash balance July 1, 1924 i $ 779.65 

Deposited at interest, July 1, 1924 5,000.00 

Total balance brought forward from June $ 5,779.65 

Contributions received during July: — 
From Diocese East Carolina — individuals 8.00 

From Churches, Diocese N. C .$ 23.20 

F'-om Sunday Schools, Diocese N. C. 24.71 i 

From Individuals, Diocese N. C 4.00 

From N. Wide Campaign, Diocese N. C. 5o7.40 


Total contributions. Diocese N. C 589.31 

From Diocese Western North Carolina: 

Sunday S'chools 6 . 83 

Woman's Auxiliary i 10.00 

Total contributions Diocese W. N. C. ■ 

Parents' contributions 

Rent I 

Farm cash receipts — sale of calf 

Refund of Campaign expense 

Interest on certificate deposit cashed 

Total cash receipts for .luly 698.90 

Total receipts 6,478.55 

Farm products consumed during July: 

991 gal. milk, 40c. per gal 396.40 

Vegetables consumed > 130.60 

Total value products $ 527.00 


General expense for July — 
Athletic supplies and play ground 

equipment $ 9.75 

Clothing 1 63.55 

Car expense i 20.10 

Church Pension Fund 57.97 

Equipment . .i 5.25 

Freight, express and P. P 23 . 33 

Food 347.46 

Fuel-wood ..1 30.00 

Household supplies 49 . 19 

Insurance 12 . 50 

Laundry 132 . 21 

Light — gas — water : 29 . 14 

Office expense 6 . 29 

Medical expenses i. . 20 . 75 

Salaries i. . 675.82 

S'hoes 1 13.66 

Shoe repairing 11 . 40 

Telephone and Telegraph 4.35 

Upkeep and repairs 265.10 

Vacation expense . .i 46.34 

Total general expense for July 1,824. IG 

Baby Cottage expense — 

Salaries ; $ 133.25 

Laundry 64.02 

Food I.. 100.48 

Electricity— (light and fuel) 4.00 

Furnishings .75 

Total Baby Cottage expense 302.50 

Farm Expense — 

Salaries : $ 149.60 

Upkeep and repairs 6.10 

Equipment 5.05 

Seed 1 2.15 

Feed i 65.25 

Fertilizer 13.75 

Total Farm expense. . . .i 

Infirmary expense — 

Laundry 8 . 84 

Telephone i 3 . 00 

Electricity (light and fuel) 6.48 

Medicine 3.97 

Total Infirmary expense 

Total expense for July 

Deposited at interest, Aug. 1, 1924 .... 

Cash balance, Aug. 1, 1924: 

Tofal disbur-<':ments 

Memorandum — 

Total of bills outstanding Aug. 1, 1924 






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Seven Japanese were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop 
McKim in Kyoto on St. John Baptist's Day. 

The British American Tobacco Co. (China) has given 
$2,000 Max. toward the amount needed for enlarging the 
r'l'ispensary and woman's department of St. James' Hospital, 

College students from Kenyon, Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, 
Wellesley, Hillsdale, Miami, Western Reserve, the Universi. 
ties of Cincinnati and Akron, Lake Erie College and Ober- 
lin, assembled at the Gambler Summer Conference, passed 
and sent to the Department of Religious Education a reso- 
lution which expressed their "appreciation of the value of 
student work done by the Church," and added, "in view 
of the very great need for further work of this sort we 
respectfully urge that no redaction be made in the approp- 
riation set for that purpose." 


The following petition, written in the Ilocano district, 
was handed to Padre .Tuan (the I^ev. Dr. John H. Staunton, 
Jr., of Sagada) as he passed through Bagnen recently: 

"I, Tegcaoen, Councillor of the barrio of Bagnen, speak 
truly of our great need, and beseech you, father, to supply 
our need, for indeed we are thinking that you are in doubt 
about sending a priest here to take care of us and* to ex- 
plain the teaching and love of our Lord Jesus to us. There- 
fore, last Sunday evening I called together all the people 
whom you have baptized here and all desired to make this 
petition, reiterating our thought and desire, because of 
our many sins and great lack of knowledge, to ask you, 
of your high state, father, that if possible you will send 
us a priest to live among us, that he may water our hearts 
and firmly establish us in the Christian faith." 

This was signed by thirty-eight men. "What would you 
want to say," asks the Diocesan Chronicle of the Philippine 
Island, "if you received such a petition? And what would 
be your feelings if you had* to make the only answer wo 
have had to make, not once but over and over again, not 
merely to this town but to a dozen such, 'impossible'." 

The little staff of four priests, almost contantly reduced 
to two by necessary furloughs and temporary transfers, 
is wholly unable to meet the ever widening developments 
and crying needs of the out-station work. 




A great sorrow came to all the boys and girls early 
in the month when the Rev. Walter Johnson Smith, who 
had been a true father to many of them, passed on to his 
reward. During his twenty-tour years as superintendent, 
he was much beloved by all the children, who wish to place 
a brass memorial cross on the altar of the little Chapel, 
where Mr. Smith ministered" so faithfully, and fruitfully 
for so many years. Should any friends feel disposed lo 
add to the children's necessarily small contributions for 
this purpose, their additions to the fund will be gratefully 

Several special meetings of the Executive Commtttc: 
have been held during the summer for the purpose of work- 
ing out the final details of the building program, to the 
end that there may be built an institution which will em- 
body the best and latest expression of moa'ern n^^ 
for the care of dependent children. 

An unusual number of good times have been eujoytci 
by the children this month. On the evening ol A.-, 
eight the Good Fellows' orchestra gave a deliguttui ^o. 
cert on the Orphanage campus, and served an unlimited 
supply of icecream and cake. 

Members of the Civitan Club took the children tor a 
motor ride to Davidson College with candy ana' icecream 
comes on the side. 

Some few evenings later, Miss Nan Gordon, teacher of 
violin, brought some of her pupils who rendered an excel- 
lent program, supplemented by Mr. Herman Brown, who 
had the children roaring with laughter at his inimitable 

On the fourteenth of August, Miss Nail and the chil- 
dren of Bronson Hall gave a party to the rest of the orphan- 
age. Japanese lanterns were strung from the trees and 
porch of Bronson Hall and the lawn adjacent presented a 
beautiful sight. The program consisted entirely of local 
talent. The costumes were marvelous and the dancers, 
singers, blackface comedians outrivaled Kieth's at its best. 

Later in the month the children enjoyed a movie party 
at the Broadway and were thrilled by the daring exploits 
of Tom Mix. 

The crowning event was the annual picnic at Lakewood 
Park. This is an event looked forward to from one year 
to the next and it is no wonder, for the genial proprietor, 
Mr. W. S. Orr, not only opens wide his park and all his 
concessions, but also gives his own time and energy in 
seeing that the children all have a good time. In the list 
of entertainments provided should be mentioned particu- 
larly the swimming pool, boat-riding, the merry-go-round, 
the swings, the menagerie and, last but not least, the delic- 
ious lunch which the matrons prepared. Mrs. J. S'. Myers, 
as has been her custom for a number of years, very kindly 
paid for the transportation of the children to and from 
the park. 

School opens this year on the thirtieth of August, and 
in preparation for this the superintendent has already 
bought over $150.00 worth of books, which, coupled with 
the second installment of our paving assessment, $485.00, 
will make quite a hole in our current funds. A glance at 
the table of cash contributions and the report of the treas- 
urer will reveal the leanness of the summer months, finan- 
cially speaking. 

Fifty-four boys and girls will enter the city schools as 
follows: nine to Central High, five to the Alexander Gra- 
ham High School and forty to the South Graded School. 
About forty or more children will be in the Orphanage 
school, embracing the kindergarten and the first three 

The children have been busy writing essays on the sub- 
ject: "Why I should make the most of my school oppor- 

Miss Hill, Mrs. Gatlin and Miss Robinson are expected 
home from their vacations the last of this month. Then all 

of our matrons and teachers and children will be on hand 
for what we hope will be an unusually happy and profitable 

Cash contributions received by Thompson Orphanage 
from the Diocese of East Carolina during the months of 
June, July and August. 

Wilmington, St. James', S'. S., for children's va- 
cation $ 7.40 

Windsor, St. Thomas' S. S 2 . 14 

Hamilton, T. B. Slade & Son 50.00 

New Bern, Mrs. A. L. Bynum 15.00 

VViimington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 9.00 

Contributions in kind received during the same period: 

Wilmington, Mrs. W. J. Wright — 2 bath suits and cake 
iov boys on vacation. 

Wilmington, Miss Annie Kidder — 1 case of apples. 

VViimington, Miss Walker — Icecream to boys at beach. 

Wilmington, Mr. F. B. Gault — -2 sacks pecans. 

Atkinson, Mrs. J no, R. Hawes — 2 dresses. 

Williamston, Division 5, Church School S. L Box of 


Wilmington, Miss M. E. Woolvin — 1 coat, 8 dresses. 

Weldon Woman's Auxiliary — Outfit for Marjorie Helms. 

Williamston, Miss Hattie Thrower — 21 pairs shoes. 

Wilmington, Miss Hattie L. Stanley — Suits and shirt. 

Wilmington, Mrs. William Latimer — 1 pair duck pants, 
4 bath suits, 1 pair shoes and material. 



The congregation of Christ Church recently met in the 
Church after service, at which time many interested mem- 
bers spoke on the needs of the parish. The needed repair- 
ing of the Church building and a new parish house were the 
chief needs as mentioned at that time. It was the opinion 
of the meeting that this work be done as early as possible, 
and since then the vestry has been meeting very frequently 
considering various plans suggested for the parish house. 

Instead of the rector taking a vacation this summer he 
has been working with the Welfare Officer for Pasquotank 
County in organizing a Detention Home. The Home is now 
in full operation, two weeks old now, and has, at present, 
eleven happy well cared for children in same, ages running 
from 2 to 15 years of age. Seven of the local churches and 
eleven of the city fraternal organizations, together with 
the city and county official bodies, are contributing to same. 
Mr. Hill is chairman of the Board of Managers. 

The whole Sund'ay School dwindles to one big class dur- 
ing summer and the children thoroughly enjoy their new 
method of study. Each pupil in order asks a question of 
another regarding parts of the Church furnishings r«5asous 
for same, vestments, the Prayer Book and the Bible. The 
one who answers correctly the greatest number of ques- 
tions wins. It is interesting and very instructive. A well 
Informed teacher is a prerequisite. 

During the month of August the Churches of Elizabeth 
City held union services on each Sunday night. The Rev 
Mr. Angell, a Baptist minister, preached a most spiritually 
helpful sermon in Christ Church. The Rev. Mr. Hill 
preached in the First Methodist Church. 

Ellizabeth City is preparing for the Ham-Ramsey revival 
to begin here about the first of October. Christ Church 
will heartily cooperate. 

October 21st and 22nd are the tentatives dates for the 
Meeting of the Convocation of Edenton, according to an 
announcement mad'e by the Rev. Howard Alligood, Dean, 
St. George's, Hyde County, is to entertain the Convocation 
this Fall. The Mission Herald regrets its inability to print 
a program in this issue. 





The suggestion of a Union Picnic of the Churches of 
Bertie County — ^St. Marli's, Roxobel, Holy Innocence, Avoca, 
Grace Church, WoodVille and St. Thomas, Windsor, was 
an inspiration due to Mr. Harrell J. Lewis, student in 
charge ot the Churches in the absence of a Rector. 

Tuesday, August 12th, was selected as the date. The 
beautiful lawn of Windsor Castle was tendered by Judge 
and Mrs. Francis D. Winston who placed the "Castle" and 
grounds at the disposal of the pleasure seekers. 

By midday the gathering was completed and' the program 
under the direction of Mr. Lewis was entered upon by the 
singing of America by the Junior and S'enior Choirs of 
bt. Thomas. The broad veranda was used as a platform 
and the audience was ranged around under the shady trees 
seated in chairs and lawn settees. After the invocation Mr. 
Lewis welcomed the congregation to the joys and' pleasures 
of the d'ay in a delightful address. He made everybody 
feel at ease and at home. His plea for unity of work and 
purpose in this very important field was timely and ap- 

The vocal solos by Miss Mary Lockhard Johnson, Mrs. 
Johnson and Mrs. Sawyer were of a very high order and 
brought forth vigorous applause. Mrs. Johnson is an old 
Communicant of Grace Church, Woodville, where her moth- 
er Mrs. Mary Lockhart Griffin was for many years Choir 
Leaa'er and Organist. Miss Johnson resides in Norfolk 
where she is a soloist in one of the large churches. She 
has a magnificent voice of great range and sweetness. Miss 
Johnson is following close in her mother's footsteps. Miss 
Mary Grant Spivey, Organist of Grace Church, accompanied. 
Both piano and organ were moved out on the porch. 

The main feature of the day was the report of Miss 
Eugenia Sessoms our delegate to the S'chool of Methods 
at S'ewanee, Tennessee. While there she took complete 
notes and her description of the School and the University 
of the South and of the mountain scenery was minute, in- 
teresting .and graphic. We are sure no League was any 
better represented and we are sure that her report was the 
equal to any that will be made. St. Thomas' Young Peo- 
ple's Service League was most fortunate in selecting Miss 
Sessoms as their delegate. She has just finished High 
School here and will enter college this fall. There, we are 
sure, she will maintain the same high rank in scholarship 
she has maintained in our High School. She is one of the 
Editors of the "Monthly" published by the Young People's 
Service League of St. Thomas' Parish. We are proud of 
her record in school and League work. 

Expected speakers were unable to be present and at the 
request of Miss Lewis, Judge Francis D. Winston delivered 
an historical address dealing with Society and North West 
Parishes and with the old English Chapel. He also gave a 
sketch of the History of the present Parishes composing 
the field. It was an interesting and instructive review of 
the past. 

Dinner was served under an immense oak, the branches 
of which reach out for more than seventy-five feet. We 
do not describe a Bertie County dinner. It was all that the 
appetite could desire and all that the inner man could con- 
tain. After dinner singing, music, conversation engaged the 
group seated about the lawn. Just before sunset supper 
was served and good-byes spoken. 

It was a great day. A beautiful spirit of co-operation and 
friendship prevailed. No account of the picnic could be 
complete without special mention of Mrs. Francis D. Win- 
ston. She was every where and at all times most gracious 
and' solicitous. A vote of thanks was tendered her and 
Judge Winston. 

Next year the Picnic will be held with Grace Church, 


The Thompson Orphanage is very proud of the follow- 
ing girls who have recently graduated as trained nurses, 
and received their degree as registered nurse, R. N., from 
the S'tate Board of Health: Annie Laurie Farmer, and 
Kathleen Slierbert from Grace Hospital, Morganton; Jessie 
Ballard from the Wadesboro hospital; Ina Burr Allen, 
from the Roanoke Rapids hospital, and Annie Deal on July 
15 entered St. Peter's training school for nurses at Char- 

Early in June, twenty-five of our older boys, in charge 
of Mr. David Yates, and Mrs. M. L. Wooldridge, journeyed 
in a Mecklenburg school bus to Wrightsville Beach for a 
very happy two weeks vacation at the Girls' Friendly Cot- 
tage, which was kindly offered for our use by the Girls' 
Friendly Society of East Carolina Diocese. It was the first 
trip of many of the boys to the ocean, and the surf bath- 
ing furnished many thrills. 

On June twenty-third, Sam Fort and Ben Nash left for 
Camp Finney at Little Switzerland, where they joined Mr. 
David Yates who served as business manager. 

Ben and S'am made fine records at camp, both being 
members of the tent group which won the silver cup of- 
fered for the best group of boys in all activities of the 
camp. Ben was awarded a gold chevron, the highest honor 
award' given at the camp, which was bestowed on the seven 
best campers. 

On Sunday, June 29, Rev. Mr. J. p. Burg and Mrs. Burg 
and several parishioners visited the Orphanage, and Mr. 
Burg took the Chapel services. The party brought along 
some peaches and apples, which the children keenly en- 

Miss Gulick, matron of Federation Cottage, took her va- 
cation during the month of June, spending it with rela- 
tives at Calverton, Va. 

Mrs. M. L. Wooldridge, matron of Thompson Hall, spent 
the month of July at Valle Crucis. 

Independence Day was marked by special Chapel services 
in the morning and an interesting program of songs and 
recitations in the afternoon, followed" by a treat of candy. 

A special meeting of the Board of Managers was held 
at the Chapel on July 8, when the question of moving the 
Orphanage was very thoroughly reviewed, and it was voted 
to remain on the present site. 

A number of members of the Civitan Club came in their 
automobiles on the evening of July 9 and took the children 
and matrons for a delightful automobile ride. They also 
treated the children liberally to candy and icecream. 

Miss Ola Brown,of Cooleemee and her Sundiay school class 
motored to the Orphanage and spent Frio'ay with us, much 
to the pleasure of the Superintendent and all of his family. 

Mr. Howard W. Hopkirk, Child Welfare League of Amer- 
ica, visited the Orphanage on July 18, and gave us a great 
deal of information with regard to the best and latest 
expression of institutional care of ind'ependent children. 

Oleta Deal and Hattie Kelly spent several days at Camp 
Latta at a conference of Girl Reserve leaders. They rep- 
resented the Thompson Orphanage chapter of Girl Re- 

Mr. Yates, in charge of the recreational work, has liued" 
up the children in baseball nines, competing for a party 
to be tendered the winning nine by the losers. 

A special meeting of the Executive Committee was hold 
on July 30 to confer with Mr. Edgar C. Wiley, of Lynch- 
burg, in regard to the best heating system for the new 
Orphanage buildings. 

Mr. Frasier and the Epworth Orchestra gave a delightful 
sacred concert and special service for the children on Sun- 
day, June 22. 

Rev. J. E. Holder, Rector of churches in Kinston and 
Goldsboro, has returned from Indianapolis, Ind., where he 
did supply work during his vacation. 



REV. E. 



(By The REV. O. J. McLEOD.) 

After due preparations, we looked forward with intensity 
to our Preaching Mission to be held at the above named 
place. The very air was perfumed with a spirit of oneness 
— a singleness of mind and' purpose — as the thought en- 
circles our locality of the St. Mary's project. 

When our Field Secretary reached the station he did not 
detrain for a private yacht, but a car which took him to 
the Rectory, where he was fraternally greeted by the 
mi-iister-in-charge or lay pastor. 

Despite the secondary cause of efficiency, which lasted 
Monday and the increasing severity of the same, hour by 
hour, yet the Field Secretary and the minister-in-charge, 
did not fail to go to the house of God and offer prayers. 
Our prayers were answered, for the Great Omnipotent re- 
moved the cause — hence success, throughout his scheduled 

His work and teaching was based upon love, repentance, 
forgiveness, salvation and consecration. 

Bach 'iay's program includes instruction, intercesoion. 
Holy Communion and sermon, 
that his time-table was carefully mapped-out. Our Mission- 

A systematical order pervades his services. This shows, 
ary pointed out that Christianity is universal — opposing 
erroneous views — of the exclusiveness of the same. 

This "exclusiveness proposition," veils the mental sight 
of limited group organizations. The present Gnostic groups 
of believers, be it conceivable or no — rest upon these prem- 
ises — of the three classes of men — the spiritual, the psychic 
and the material; that Gnosis was said to be the natural 
prerogative of the first, the second consisted in Churchmen, 
and for the third no redemption was possible. 

The present Gnostic groups put themselves in the first 

Our noble Field Secretary handled the situation diplo- 
matically — carefully removed the veil of mental darkness — 
by reason and thus gave way to a clearer vision and 
knowledge of the Church of the Living God. A spiritual- 
teaching pulpit will solve the questions involved in the 
world's spiritual unrest. 

Knowledge must be impartec?, which is the only safe- 
guard of our race and humanity. 

His instructions were so well planted that the vividness 
of the same stands out pre-eminently — thus leaving on the 
minds of his audience an everlasting impression of the 
meaning and of this Protestant Episcopal Church of God 
at work. 

The Secretary's visit opens the intellectual and spiritual 
realms of his audience. His work with us leaves our 
people not in; a pictorial-world of missing guess-work 
with hope — but a satisfied mind — well balanced, accepting 
the truths with a readiness of recollection. 

The Rev. Mr. Brown, Rector of St. Paul's, Washington, 
N. C, was with us S'unday. He was the Celebrant at the 
11 o'clock Holy Communion, assisted by the Field' Secre- 
tary. At 3 p. m. he made an address to his audience of 
children, which sermon-address reached the very heart of 
young and old. At this service a child was baptized. 

We are now to listen keenly to the closing program of 
the Field Secretary. Realizing this, he was at his best 

With marked eloquence and philosophical thoughts he 
soared into the heights of knowledge and reason— which 
touched* here and there an emotional-nerve but uninten- 
tionally, — in his sermon on "Consecration". 

He appealed for a closer walk with God, — a nobler life, — 
a purer life, a better life, a fully consecrated life. 

With a voice of tenderness he exclaimed, "My subject to 
you is Consecration." Was this Missionary's labor in 

vain? No. His winning power brought forward three 
accessions for the week — 4. 

The inspirational features of the work will have its last- 
ing stamp upon the body, soul and spirit of St. Mary's 
Mission; and do trust that its yieldage will be thirty, 
sixty, and hundred fold. 

The financial obligations were met. The Mi.ssion has 
raised forty-nine dollars and eighty-five cents ($49.85) for the 
Field work, plus local expenses for the perloa' of the preach- 
ing mission We were indeed glad to have with us our 
Field Secretary — and he in turn was elated over the spir- 
itual and financial success of the cause. 

He leaves, commending us to the keei)ing of the Great 
God in Chi'ist, who is able to keep us from falling and to 
present us faultless before the Throne of grace. 


The Secretariat of the World Conference on Faith and 
Order offers to send without charge an interesting lot of 
pamphlets to any one who writes for them to P. O. Box 226, 
Boston, Mass., U. S. A. The purpose of this undertaking 
Is not to reach compromises among the churches or to lead 
them to foregone conclusions as to divisive issues, but to 
find out how men whose convictions differ can make prog- 
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for such an effort. 


Every parish in the land assumes that Ihc Church has 
a clergyman ready for it vih^ii a vacancy occurs. Eveiy 
pai ish should, as a logical consequence, either have a 
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sh uild provide a funcJ for the purpose of assisting some 
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memorial would be a gift of five thousand dollars, the 
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The Rev. Alexander Miller and family, of St. Paul's, 
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If John W. Davis is elected he will be the eighth Pres- 
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Mrs. Davis is a communicant of the Episcopal Church, 
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Charles W. Dawes, Republican candidate for Vice-Presi- 
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111, Mrs. Dawes is a member of this Church. 

President Coolidge united' with the First Congregational 
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gationalist President. 

Warren G. Harding was the first Baptist. 

Besides Grover Cleveland the Presbyterian Presidents 
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'' It's Up To The Mothers " 
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©ctober, 1924 


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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. xxxvm. 


No. 10 


(By The REV. G 
Your July-August number contained your very appealing 
editorial on "This Freedom" suggested by common talk 
and news items about the terrible results of the indiscre- 
tions of young girls. With most of it I thoroughly agree. 
Almost any newspaper contains one or more items thar 
make one shiver. Many other things are known and freely 
talked about that never get into the papers. Others are 
known only to a few. These cannot be all the cases of 
tragic importance that do actually happen. It stands to 
reason that th.ere must be many others that are known 
only to those immediately concerned. The conditions gov- 
erning the conduct of our young people are full of temp- 
tation and of opportunity. Little or nothing is done to 
better these conditions. The public discussion of one awful 
fall leads to suspicion of others, until really good men 
wonder whether they can be sure of the character of any 
one, since the doings of few is above suspicion at least. 

It is indeed a matter for the women. Men are largely 
what the women make them to be, and they do "'take their 
cue from them." The women have made it harder than 
ever for the men to be good. They have also made it 
harder for the men to think as highly as they would like 
of women in general. 

What is the remea'y? Any one with half an eye and some 
little intelligence can see the conditions. What are we 
going to do about it? With all due respect I think you are 
barking up the wrong tree. "Spanking," literally or figura- 
tively, is not the remedy at the young girl age, and, it 
anyone ought to be spanked, she is not the one that needs 
it. The young girl of the present day is in my judgment 
just as high minded, just as anxious to do right, as in any 
age. But, when thrown into the battle of life without 
knowledge, training, or protection, it is not surprising that 
the list of casualties in the struggle with the evil of the 
world, within and without, has been great. 

Please excuse me for being somewhat personal. I have 
had a rather large experience with boys and girls, for whose 
ambitions and ideals I have the most exalted' opinion. 1 
also know something of parents. I read the papers care- 
fully. I talk to police officers, Travelers' Aid workers and 
the farmers along our country roads. To whatever town I 
go I ask about conditions. I have been purposely to some 
public dances and I have asked about others. The story 
has always been the same in this S'tate and in several 
others. I long ago mad'e up my mind that the only remedy 
was almost entirely in the hands of the MOTHERS. 
About four years ago I preached a sermon on this subject 
before the Convocation in Wilmington. It was printed in 
full in two of the large daily papers and in your columns. 
You have told me that you had more calls for that issue 
than for any other. It was made the subject of discussion 
at a good many Womans Clubs. More and more I note 
that the editors of daily papers have been appealing to 
the mothers. Then too I have had the privilege of speak- 
ing on this theme to a large number of the congregations in 
this diocese. They are always interested and always agree 
with the truth and importance of what I have said. Some- 
times they have said" "Come again and we will fill the 

W. LAY, D.C.L.) 
Opera House." They do not fill the Opera House for they 
forget to ask me to come back. I say to the women that all 
the sweet things they say are very nice and make us 
purr a little, but it amounts to nothing unless they do 
something about it. I ask them to get the women together 
and agree on something that they will at least try to do. If 
they ever got together on anything, I have never heard of 
it. And yet the mothers are almost wholly responsible 
and the remedy lies with them alone. 

Your columns do not permit of an exhaustive treatment, 
but I shall try to give briefly some of the things that I 
think ought to be done. 

It is hard for one Mother to do as she really thinks is 
wise when she acts alone. All the women must get together 
and stick together. The Woman's Clubs should take it up. 
All the women of a community or of a congregation. 
They should study out what their duty is, and then try to 
learn how to a'ischarge that duty. Each mother, and no 
one else, should at the beginning be the instructor of her 
own daughter. Few feel qualified for this. Then they 
shcukl learn how. Few are qualified to teach the mothers. 
Then they too should learn how to teach the teachers. It 
will be a slow process, but nothing will be gained by 
running around in circles and wringing one's hands and 
saying "Oh! These awful present-day girls." (That makes 
me angry. J 

I would first of all emphasize the fact that, while charac- 
ter is of first importance, it does not bring much comfort 
to feel that one really has a good chararter, if one's Repu- 
tation in the community is bad, or at least doubtful. The 
present customs that are followed do not guard" reputation. 
Anyone can make a charge against many of our young 
people which, under the circumstances that now prevail, 
it would be impossible to disprove, even though the charge 
could not be proven. Many of our young girls habitually 
allow themselves to be in positions which in former times 
would have been declared compromising and which, as a 
matter of common sense, are compromising now. "Caesar's 
wife must be above suspicion," and many cannot honestly 
say that of themselves today. The conventions that have 
prevailed in society have been ordained with that eri« m 
view, and not primarily to prevent actual misconduct. 

Then there are three points that should be emphasized 
in the training of our children and especially of our daugh- 

First the authority of the parent and the duty of chil- 
;lren to obey. This should be taught from the very cradle. 
It is not a matter of changing fashion, but is the way the 
.\lmighty made the world and is part of the necessary 
arrangement for the wellbeing of all the higher animals. 
Too often nowadays the daughter rules her mother as to 
what is permissible, the two rule the father, and the young 
girl does just what she thinks best, and of course she does 
Qot know. 

Second, our child'ren should be taught by their own 
parents, mostly by their mothers, to know accurately about 
themselves. They know a plenty about the badness that 
is in the world, books and magazines see to that, but about 


what is decent and natural and right about their own 
bodies and nervous systems they are woefully ignorant. 
't ney need this linowledge tor protection agaiust themselves 
uiiu oiuers. Under certain circumstances our Heavenly 
I'aiutr uas ordained that tnere snould De cenain natural 
aud uneicaiiable rtaciions in all his animal creation, in- 
viuduig tnt uesi or mankind, j-rovide the circumstances 
aiii.' lue leacuons will ineviiably loUow. it is the duty ot 
all to avoid such circumstances and not wait to resist the 
le.aiicn. igaorauce on such matteis prevents the good and 
liuioceai iioiu avoiuing sucii dangerous circumstances, and 
a Lew at least yield to the stronger reactions that follow. 
(Jul- joung girls should be armed with the truth about them- 
bfcivtw. Tiie mothers are ihe ones who should teach this 
iiuih. Heiause ihey notoriously tail in this divinely or- 
dained dui.\, (lie sciiools have undertaken to perform it lor 
tnem. biic-ii work can well be done for older girls, but for 
icLiiigtr gills who need lo De forewarned', the public iu- 
SLrucLion lo large groups in the schools can in my judgment 
do litUe good. It i.s a subject that should be taught to each 
one alone, and beginning at a very early age. The worst 
of it is that this eflort of the educational forces has made 
iiiost 01 the mothers feel absolved from all responsibility, 
n they do not know how to begin, they should not cease 
snuggling until they have learned how. 

Third — Our young girls should be taught that parents, 
chaperones and escorts are not policemen to prevent them 
from misbehaving, but are guardians who care for them and 
would shield them from all a'anger and from every breath 
of suspicious slander. An astounding number of otherwise 
good mothers will allow their daughter to go to gatherings 
of which they know nothing with a stranger as escort, or 
with none, with no responsible chaperone and no one, man 
or woman, responsible for the behavior of those with whom 
she will be associated. If in a dangerous or embarrassing 
situation, there is no one to whom she may go for protec- 
tion, and if anything should be said against her, no direct 
evidence is available to refute the most mendacious slander, 
while the direct evidence is all against her. 

I would suggest that the mothers every where get to- 
gether and' formulate certain rules by which their conduct 
should be guided in giving permission to their daughters. 
They may pledge themselves to abide by them, or may 
simply agree that they are proper and desirable. Even 
this little will be a great help to weak souls. Such rules 
should provide that parents know where their daughters 
are at all times, that they have proper escorts wherever 
they go, that they have chaperones who are themselves both 
reliable and responsible, that proper hours are kept, thai 
they go to parties ana' come straight home, and they do 
not go driving between dances or drive in the country at 
night alone with a man and that they attend no dances 
that are not under direction of absolutely responsible per- 
sons who will see that order and propriety are observed. 
L^ut above all do not blame the girls for doing just what 
their own mothers allow them to do. 



(By The REV. C. O. PARDO.) 

On September the first the writer and his family reach- 
ed Williamston to enter into the work of this Parish. 

The Communicants of the Church of the Advent have 
for several weeks been busily engaged in renovating the 
Rectory, and' we entered into a new home that bespoke the 
earnest efforts of both the men and women of the Parish. 

Williamston, Hamilton and Robersonville, makes up this 
field, and there is every reason to believe and hope for a 
.very happy and constructive work to be accomplished. 

I have received so many very cordial letters from the 
clergy in the Diocese, welcoming me, that 1 already feel 
very much at home and among brethren. 


13orn in Scotland Neck, N. C, July 26, 1852. Entered 
into eternal rest at his home in Charlotte, N. C, August 
2, 1924. 

In the mouth of May, 1898, while serving as rector of 
Trinity Church, b'cotland Neck, and in charge of St. Mary's 
Mission in h^age^ombe County, he was appointed by the 
Right Reveienu Joseph Blount Cheshire, U.U., to take the 
place of the uev. r^uwin A. usborne, superintendent of the 
Thompson Orphanage and Training Institution, as he had 
resigned in oiutr lo serve as Chaplain of the Second Regi- 
ment of North Carolina Troops during the Spanish-Ameri- 
can War. 

The Reverend Mr. Smith continued' to serve as superin- 
tendent of uifc 'luompson Orphanage until Sept. 22, 1922, 
a period of twenty-four years, during which time without 
intermission he rendered good, faithful and self-denying 
service until the day when he left the institution, 
feeble and much impaired in health. Though of a delicate 
constitution, he was always faithful and presevering in 
the discharge or tne onerous and responsible duties of his 
position as lemporal and spiritual father of the children, 
and' as supermiendtnt and ousiness manager of the Orphan- 
age, and in the perlormance of every trust reposed in him. 
He was untiring and painstaking in his labors and with 
an eye single to the moral, temporal aird spiritual welfare 
of the children under his care, as one who must give an 
account of his stewardship, endeavoring fully to understand 
and carry into eftect the purposes and principles of the 
Board of Managers of the institution, and in spite ot many 
disadvantages, with limited means, he brought up a num- 
ber of well trained young men anu' women who will carry 
the impression of the Church and his fatherly care upon 
their lives and characters wherever they may go. His con- 
stant aim and effort was to instill in them the principles 
and teaching of the Church, and to bring them up in her 
aciy and heavenly ways of reverence, contentment, obed- 
ience and Godly fear, and "to learn and labor truly to get 
their own living and to do their duty in that state of life 
unto which it should please God to call them." 

As a member of the Executive Committee and secretary 
thereof, he was ever ready and' efficient as a wise and 
useful co-worker with the other members, while his loyal, 
patient and gentle disposition was an example and help 
lo the others. His genial presence and wise counsels win 
be missed now, as we have entered upon a larger and broad- 
er sphere of Orphanage work. 

We therefore offer the following resolutions as a testi- 
monial and record of our love and high appreciation ot 
his lovely Christian character, valuable services and Godly 
example and Christian influence during his lengthy sojourn 
in our midst. 

Therefore be it Resolved: 

I. That while we deeply d'eplore the loss of our dear 
brother in Christ, we thank God for his good and useful 
life and noble example of faith and patience, and cherish 
the blessed hope that. his soul is now at rest in the para- 
dise of God, there to await a joyful resurrection in the 
last great day. 


II. That we extend to his bereaved and afflicted family 
our heartfelt sympathy and condolence in their great sor- 
row, and pray that Goc? will graciously administer to them 
that comfort and consolation which He alone can give. 


III. That a copy of this memorial be sent to the family 
of our deceased brother, and that it be inscribed upon the 
pages of our records and published in the Charlotte Ob- 
server, Charlotte News, the Carolina Churchman and the 
Mission Herald. 


The Bishop's Letter. 

The letter that I hope to write for the November Mission 
Herald should be rather interesting as I have a very full 
schedule for the month of October, but I regret to say 
that this month's letter must of necessity be quite brief as 
I have very little to report. 

We spent the month of September in Firistol, Rhode 
Island, with our good friend, the Rev. A. B. Howard, and 
I went down to New York every Saturday for the Sunday 
services at OlcT Trinity. 

I enjoyed the privilege of serving as "Special Preacher" 
in that historic parish very much and was especially grati- 
fied at the size of the Sunday morning congregation as we 
never had less than six hundred iiresent, and on some Sun- 
days even more than that. 

Between Sundays 1 not only enjoyed the pleasant social 
life of Bristol but also attended to my somewhat volumi- 
nous correspondence, and kept in close touch with the Dio- 
cese through our faithful and efficient Executive Secretary, 
Rev. W. R. Noe. Our trip back in the car was pleasant 
for the first four hundrec? miles, but after that we encoun- 
tered muddy roads and high waters, and the trip was any- 
thing but pleasant for the rest of the journey. 

The excessive rains and subsequent floodirti; of r.^any 
farms in the Eastern part of the State must have wrought 
incalculable damage, and I sympathize wi*h those of our 
members and friends whose crops were damaged during 
that trying period. I trust that when all reports are in 
that we will find" that the damage was not as great as it 
seems to be at this writing. 

On Saturday, October the fourth, in St. Mark's Church, 
Wilmington, I ordained Professor Joseph N. Carter to the 
Diaconate. The splendid ordination sermon was preached 
by the Rev. Robert I. Johnson, rector of St. Cyprian's 
church. New Bern, and the candidate was presented by the 
Rev. J. Reginald Mallett, rector of St. John's Church, Wil- 

Other clergymen present and taking part in the service 
were the Rev. Alexander Miller, and the Rev. E. S. Willett. 
The newly ordained Deacon is the Latin tCiCher in the 
Colored High School in Wilmington, and will continue in 
that position for the remainder of the session, but will do 
definite Church work on Sundays under the direction of 
the Bishop. 

On Sunday, the fifth, I preached and colcLcatec? Holy 
Communion In St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

Tonight, Monday the sixth, I am in New York for a 
special meeting of the House of Bishops, also for a meet- 
ing of the Field De])artment of the National Council. 

It was with keen regret that I learned that the Rev. 
J. Reginald Mallett had resigned the rectorship of St. John's 
Wilmington, to accept the position of Associate or Sub- 
Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. Mallett has served St. John's with great devotion, 
and has made for himself a host of friends who will be 
truly sorry to give him up. Our best wishes go with him 
and Mrs. Mallett and our earnest prayer will be that God 
may bless him abundantly in his new field of labor. 

On Sunday, the fifth, the Rev. William A. Milton, D.D., 
celebrated his fifteenth anniversary as rector of St. James, 
Wilmington His ministry at St. James has been very 
fruitful and very wonderful. He has led his people far 
and he has led them high. We thank God for his life and 
ministry in Wilmington, East Carolina, and the General 
Church and we pray that we may have many more years 
of his sane and consecrated leadership. 

We are looking forward with much pleasure to the meet- 
ing of Synod in Wilmington next month, and I trust that 
many of the Clergy of the Diocese may arrange to be 

Praying that the Diocesa.n Campaign this fall may bring 

a fine response in real interest and renewed devotion on 
the part of all of our people, I am 
Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 



The women of Grace Church, Plymouth, are planning 
to begin their Fall study class the middle of October, 
using Mr. Gill's book, Our Father's Business, as a text book. 
The women are also planning for a refreshment booth at 
the fair, a bazaar and turkey dinner to raise funds to help 
liquidate the indebtedness on the church heating plant. 

S't. Luke's, Roper, is looking forward with great interest 
to the Preaching Mission, which is to be conducted by the 
Rev. W. R. Noe the first week in December. This will be 
Mr. Noe's second Mission in Roper. 

A corporate Communion was held for the members of the 
Young Peoi)le Service League in Grace Church on the first 
Sund'ay in October. The League had a very enjoyable hike 
and picnic supper on October 3rd. It began its Fall work 
the first of the month. 

The members of the Roper and Plymouth congregations 
iire planning to go to Creswell on Sunday, October 26th. 
This will be the occasion of the Bishop's visit there, and 
there will be a conference of the Church's Program, fol- 
lowed by a picnic dinner. 

Bishop Darst visits this field on October 23rd and 24th. 


In a letter sent out in September to the associate mem- 
bers of the diocesan department of Missions and Church 
Extension the chairman, Mr. George B. Elliott, says in 
part : 

"For the first six months of the present year collections 
and remittances by the parishes to the Diocesan Treasurer 
were probably the best that we have ever experienced. 
Up to that time the mioney came in with business-like regu- 
larity and the business end of our work prospered. As a 
result, our Bishop has been able to fill every post in our 
Diocese. There are now no vacant field's. This means 
that there are more workers, with their families, to be 
nrovided for, than were anticipated when our movement 
began. Viewed from a business standpoint, it is obvious 
that this one fact will make it necessary for the Diocese 
to collect every cent that has been pledged." 


In the midst of life we are in death, the Christian does 
not die, but enters a house not made with hands, eternal 
in the heavens; is asleep in Jesus. The passing of the 
soul of Mary Shaw Wood, on Septenriber 16, 1924, was 
but a transition. No one can take up her work in our 
Church and our community; therefore, be it 

Resolved, that the members of the Woman's Auxiliary 
of St. Paul's Church, fully realize and appreciate the ser- 
vices, loyalty and devotion of our goot? friend, and we 
loved her. While she cannot be with us in the fiesh, she 
will live on in our hearts, as one of the most faithful 
helpers in the Master's cause, and her never failing de- 
votion to the Church and its activities. 

That, a. copy of these resolutions be sent 1o the family, 
niir town papers, the Mission Herald and spread upon our 
minutes. Respectfully submitted, 


There was a called meeting of the Standing Committee 
of the Diocese on Wed'nesday, September 24th, at Green- 





GENERAL— TO OCT, 1, 1924. 

ment Pledge. 
Atkinson, St. Tliomas'..$ 100.00 $ 100.00 

Ayden, St. James' 320.00 320.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 1000.00 263.20 

*Bath, St. Thomas' 100.00 100.00 

Beaufort, S't. Paul's 830.00 600.00 

Belhaven, St. .lames'.. 750.00 500.00 

Bonnerton, St. .John's.. 180.00 150.00 

*Chocowinity, Trinity.. 100.00 100.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's 500.00 400.00 

Creswell, St. DavicV's... 795.00 795.00 

Bdenton, S't. Paul's 3000.00 3000.00 

Elizabeth City.Christ Ch 2415.00 1826.44 

Fayetteville, St. John's 4665.00 4100.00 

Fayetteville.St. Joseph's 200.00 200.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's.. 250.00 215.00 

Goldsboro, S't Stephen's 1950.00 1500.00 

Greenville, S't. Paul's.. 2100.00 2100.00 

Grift on, St. .John's 360.00 90.20 

Hamilton, St. Martin's. 280.00 280.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity. 1170.00 1000.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Ch. 280.00 108.50 

Jessama, Zion 275.00 275.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 3200.00 1200.00 

Lake Land., S't. George's 390.00 125.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 4830.00 3000.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's 590.00 300.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 1230.00 968.00 

Red" Sp'gs.St. Stephen's 260.00 49.40 

Roper, St. Luke's 500.00 250.00 

*Seven Spg's, Holy Inno. 300.00 300.00 

Southport, St. Philip's. 250.00 250.00 

Vanceboro, S't. Paul's.. 360.00 100.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 6255.00 3000.00 

Williamston.Ch. of Advt 800.00 800.00 
Wilmington — 

Good Shepherd 610.00 250.00 

S't. James' 11040.00 11040.00 

*St. John's . . .: 3500.00 3500.00 

St. Mark's 780.00 300.00 

St Paul's 1995.00 1995.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas'.. 1290.00 596.70 

Winton, St. John's.! 250.00 158.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 500.00 400.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's.. 220.00 105.00 

*Bunyan, S't. Stephen's 25.00 25.00 

Burgaw, St. Mary's 120.00 75.00 

Columbia.St. Andrew's. . 320.00 320.00 

Edenton, St. John's 175.00 175.00 

*Edward, Redeemer .. 50.00 50.00 

Elizabeth C, St. Philip's 50.00 50.00 

Fairfield, All Saints' 35.00 35.00 

Faison, S't. Gabriel's 50.00 50.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel . 530.00 530.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 50.00 50.00 

*Lumberton, Trinity .. 100.00 100.00 

*Maxton, St. Matthew's 100.00 100.00 

*North West, All Souls' 100.00 100.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 165.00 90.40 

*S'ladesville, St. John's 30.00 30.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter's... 110.00 56.00 

Trenton, Grace Church. 270.00 75.00 

Washington. St. Paul's 400.00 300.00 

Snow Hill. St. Barnabas' 300.00 300.00 

Whiteville.Grace Church 90.00 90.00 

Wilmington, Ascension 100.00 60.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's. 200.00 200.00 

Paid by Paid by 
Pledge. Parish. Ch. Sch. 


Wrightsville,St. Andw's 100.00 100.00 25.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matt's. 130.00 130.00 30.00 

Aurora, S't. Jude's...i. . 110.00 100.00 40.00 20.00 
Avoca, Holy Innocents' 130.00 130.00 102.00 5.50 

Paid by Paid by Ayden, St. Thomas' 45.00 45.00 i 

Parish. Ch. Sch. Beaufort, St. Clements' 30.00 30.00 4.10 

13.00$ Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 85.00 85.00 25.00 

150.00 ! Greenville, St. Andrew's 125.00 125.00 25.00 2.27 

28 . 00 Jasper, S't. Thomas' 50 . 00 50 . 00 14 . 00 . .i 

18.00 7.38 Kin=tcn, Christ- Church 60.00 25.00 20.11 

335.68 112.96 Morehead C, St Andw's 70.00 70.00 55.00 

228.95 86.21 Murfreesboro.St. Barna. 50.00 50.00 23.35 

101.15 Oriental, St. Thomas'i. . 50.00 50.00 

Pilreville, Mission 50.00 50.00 

'. . Pollocksville. Mission . . 48.00 48.00 36.76 6.39 

320.00 122.05 Roper, St. Ann's 140.00 65.00 . .i 

2328.03 72.15 Rowland, Mission 70.00 59.80 46.00 

1366.61 411.60 Swan Quarter, Calvary 60.00 30.00 21.00 

2000.00 ..:.... -"Wallace, Mission .... 50.00 50.00 

75.00 50.00 Total ; 7. 51079764^5069 . 68 3774 . 51 

101.42 15.14 

848 71 77 00 * '^^^ asterisk denotes that the final report of the Every 

950 00 154 04 Member Canvass has not been received and for this reason 

12 50 ^^® pledge is supposed to be no less than the apportionment. 

30 . 00 

500.00 : 


57 29 34 3P '^'^^ YEARS IN ALASKA. 

495.20 40.00 " 


1183.59 ■ ' 

2QQ QQ (Elizabeth City Correspondence.) 

250.00 100.00 Elizabeth City, Sept. 13 — Back from five years of mis- 

. .1, , , , 5.42 "^'"^ work in Alaska, bringing with him the wife who four 

164.90 65.08 years ago met hinri at Seattle for their marriage and two 

20.65 children born above the Arctic circle, Rev. Burgess Wood 

179.00 34.11 Galther, who acquired his title as well as his family after 

. . . .1 entering mission work in the far north, was greeting old 

1859.43 400.00 friends on the streets here Friday and S'aturday. 

44.00 Rev. Mr. Gaither is speno'ing a short vacation with his 

mother, Mrs, W. G. Gaither at Hertford, before leaving for 

160.81 210.51 the seminary of his church at Alexandria, Virginia, for 

7052.59 944.78 '^- year's study. He was here Friday afternoon and Satur- 

1530.00 day morning for a visit to his brother. W. G. Gaither and 

216.42 31.90 family, returning to Hertford Friday morning. So far as 

792.98 204.62 he knows he will return to mission work in Alaska when 

150.00 56.32 '1° '^fs comnleted his course at the seminary. 

38.00 Mrs. B. '^^^ Gaither before her marriage was Miss Pe- 

40.77 nelope Waddell. of Tarboro. The Gaither-Waddell wedding 

41.50 '"ook place at the home of Bishop Rowe, Bishop of Alaska. 


169.90 55.10 DEATH OF DR. H. M. S. CASON. 

75.00 20.50 " 

I (Edenton Correspondence News and Observer.) 

4.00 20.00 Edenton, N. C, September 25.— In the stillness of night, 
with friends gathered in the house offering prayers for the 

50.00 rAlief or recovery from the excruciating agony he suifered, 

18.28 Dr. H. M. S Cason died Tuesday night at his home here. 

20.00 Probably none could have been missefl more than this 

5.00 capable physician, whose twenty-five years of patient ser- 

6.14 vi^e has touched nearly every home in this community so 

it is no unusual thing to hear from this or that person the 

70.00 11.50 pitying cry: "How can we do without him, he pulled my 

little one from the grave?" 

Born in 1876 he was 48 years of age February 29th last, 

■ •'•••• 40.28 the son of the late Clifton Cason and Mary S'haw, the latter 

25.75 pre^'eding him .iust one week. 

175.00 In 1905 he was married to Miss Alice Makely, of Edenton. 

15.70 8.87 From this marriage there were two dau.ghters, the eldest 

1.35 53.23 of whom died in her sixth year, and Miss Alice Makely 

144.00 Cason, who with her mother, are the only direct survivors. 


L)iocesan News. 


"1 he iiypiscopalian ' is ihe name or a Parish payer pub- 
lished in i^armvnie oy the Kev. J. W. Heyes. The nrsi 
numoer, issued in October, is well edited and attractivei> 
printeu'. ■"J^arish i\otes, ' or St. Paul s, Ureenviiie, iiac 
aiso appeared in .^epiember and Uctouer. Both papeis 
reiieci splendid activity in the churciies. 

In addition to the district conferences to be held in ihe 
Diocese this Fall, a number of churches in East Carolina 
are to have special addresses on the Church's Program 
■which will arouse interest. Dean Carroll M. Davis, ot 
the National Council; and Dr. Milton, of St. James, Wil- 
mington, are to visit a number of points. Their appoint- 
ments are published elsewhere. 

In the September number of the Mission Herald a list 
of the preaching missions to be conducted by the Rev. 
W. R. Noe in East Carolina tor this Fall was given Since 
that time he has added two more to his schedule. He is to 
be at St. Paul's, Beaufort, for a seven-day mission, begin- 
ning November 24th, and at St. Luke's, Roper, the following 

The District Conference on the Fall Program, which was 
to have been held in Plymouth on S'unday, November 2nd, 
has been transferred to Williamston. The VVilliamston and 
Hamilton congregations are urged to co-operate. The Ply- 
mouth, Roper, Creswell and Columbia churches are to join 
in a conference at Creswell on Sunday, October 26th. 

The annual journal of the Diocesan Convention came 
from the press early in September, and has been distrib- 
uted throughout the Diocese. The journal reflects the 
painstaking care of the secretary, the Rev. W. R. Noe. It 
contains more matter of general interest than usual, it 
is in fact a valuable handbook for Churchmen. Nash Broth- 
ers, the printers, of Goldsboro, did excellent work on it. 

The members of the Colored Convocation of East Caro- 
lina are planning to edit a department of their own in 
the Mission Herala'. The Rev. R. I. Johnson will edit the 
department. The Rev. E. S. VVillett is dean of the Convo- 
cation. A campaign to get new subscribers among the 
Colored communicants is to be waged. 

A clergyman of the Diocese sent us a copy of a letter 
which he sent to every young person in his Parish who 
was planning to go away to school or college this Fall, 
urging them to attend a service of the Holy Communion 
and stressing the necessity of a religious background in all 
true growth. Such efforts to relate the Church to the life 
of the young college men and women are being multiplied. 
Indicative of the growing number of young people going 
to College is the fact that at the North Carolina College 
for Women, at Greensboro, there are 107 young women 
from Episcopal homes, to say nothing of those at the num- 
erous other schools and colleges in the State. 


The day returns, O Lord, and brings us the petty round 
of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to perform them 
with laughter ana' kind faces. Let cheerfulness abound 
with industry. Give us to go blithely on our business this 
day, and bring us to our rest weary and content and un- 
dishonored, and grant us in the end the gift of sleep. — R. 
L. S'tevenson. 



When the Synod of the Province of Sewanee meets in 
St. James, Wilmington, on the 11th, 12th and 13th of 
i\ovember it will bring together the largest number of 
notables that have ever honored' the Episcopal Church in 
East Carolina with their presence. It is probable that all 
of the Bishops from the states comprising the Province 
will be present together with a number of the outstanding 
clergy and laity of the South. 

Bishop BratLon, of Mississippi, president of the Synod, 
is a leaa'er of the Church in the South, and a greatly be- 
loved man. Bishop Gailor, the president of the National 
Council, who expects to be present, is one of the great 
preachers of the Church. There will be women of outstand- 
ing prominence in the Church, too, who will attend. Our 
own Mrs. Staton is provincial president of the Auxiliary, 
and Mrs. T. W. Bickett, of the diocese of North Carolina, 
is secretary-treasurer. Mrs. A. M. Waddell, of Wilming- 
ton, is provincial correspondent of the Church Periodical 

We regret that it is too early to give our readers a pro- 
gram of the meetings and services; but it is hoped that 
the State papers will carry a full account of the program 
and proceedings. The local committees in Wilmington 
have been appointed, with Mr. T. F. Darden as general 
chairman. Dr. Milton, Rector of St. James, and' the other 
Wilmington clergy, are actively at work planning for the 
success of the Synod. In addition to the business meetings 
and devotional services there will doubtless be social fea- 
tures for both men and women that will reflect the hos- 
pitable spirit of the people of Wilmington and Bast Caro- 
lina generally. 

The delegates elected by the Annual Council to the 
S'ynod are as follows: Rev. Messrs. W. H. Milton, D.D., 
R. B. Drane, D.D., G. W. Lay, D.C.L., Theodore Partrick, 
Jr., W. R. Noe and G. F. Hill. Messrs G. B. Elliott, R. R. 
Gotten, B. R. Huske, G. C. Royall, Frank Wood and J. G. 
Bragaw, Jr. 

Alternates: Rev. Messrs. Stephen Gardner, J. N. Bynum, 
Archer Boogher, D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., H. A. Cox and 
W. O. Cone; Messrs. J. H. Hinton, C. C. Chadbourn, H. G. 
Burton, W. J. Rice, W. D. MacMillan, Jr., and Dr. W. C. 

The delegates who will represent the Woman's Auxiliary 
are as follows: Mesdames J. G. Staton, S. P. Adams, H. 
J. MacMillan and J. N. Bynum. 

Alternates: Mrs. Richard Williams, Mrs. A. H. Worth, 
Mrs. G. A. Cardwell and Mrs. John B. Cranmer. 


The ways in which Americans spend their incomes have 
been tabulated by per centages in the American Education 
Digest. The figures follow: 

Church, 3-4 per cent. 

Schools, 1 1-2 per cent. 

Government, 4 1-2 per cent. 

Crime, 8 1-4 per cent. 

Investment, 11 per cent. 

Waste, 14 per cent. 

Luxuries, 22 per cent. 

Living Costs, 24 1-2 per cent. 

Miscellaneous, 13 1-2 per cent. 

Note how much more we waste than we give to religion. 

A freight car left on a siding was the original home of 
a Mission in the heart of Maine started twenty years ago. 
Where there is now a congregation of more than 150, 
with a church and rectory. 


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Plymouth, N. C 


No Parish in East Carolina has suffered more in recent 
years through removal by death of its people than has St. 
Paul's, Edenton. So it is that the sympathy of the whole 
Diocese goes out to that Parish in the recent loss of two of 
its communicants, mother and son, within ten days of each 
other. Mrs. Edward Wood aled in September and Dr. H. 
M. S. Cason a few days later. Both lived lives of great 
usefulness. Mrs. Wood, a charming representative of the 
Old South, loved the Church. As an active member of the 
Dime Society, a famous old organization of St. Paul's, she 
did much to foster that spirit of generous giving for which 
that Parish is famous. She always delighted in the fact 
that she had some part in the training of Fred Drane for 
his great work in Alaska. Many a delegate to Councils 
in Edenton will remember her home as a place of delight- 
ful charm and" hospitality. Dr. Cason, her son, was in his 
way equally useful; perhaps his sphere was even larger. 
That opportunity which a physician has in a superlative 
degree to become a ministering servant of his community 
he accepted as a trust which he did not fail to execute, 
His friendship and ministry to the poor was marked in 
his life time, and will be an everlasting memorial to him. 

T. P., JR. 


Dr. Drane, always a zealous advocate of whatever histori- 
cal distinction belongs to North Carolina, yet too accurate 
an historian to leave unnoticed a claim for the State which 
is unsubstantiated by proper evidence, writes to call our 
attention to a loose statement which we made in some 
recent correspondence to the Southern Churchman. In 

mentioning the observance of 'Virginia Dare Day" we spoke 
01 virgmia Dare as being "the first white child born and 
Daptlzed m iNorth America. " Dr. Drane properly calls atr 
leniion lo me more mou'est claims of the marker at Fort 
Raleigh, and of the antiquarians. Virginia Dare is affirmed 
to be "the first child of English parents born in America, 
and the inscription on the historical marker at Old Fort 
Raleigh, Roanoke Island, closes with "These baptisms (of 
Manteo and Virginia Dare J are the first known celebrations 
of a Christian Sacrament in the territory of the thirteen 
original United States." in connection with this acknowl- 
edgement of our sinning, which we cheerfully make, we 
note with consternation in a recent issue of the News and 
Observer that Old Fort Raleigh has suffered heavily from 
the inroads of Progress. The State Highway Commission, 
in making a road" through the Island, has allowed some of 
the workmen to thoughtlessly eftace the site. We hope 
that notice of the desecration d'id not come too late to pre- 
vent any great damage. T. P., JR. 


Robert Morrison, A Master Builder, by Marshall Broom- 
hall, M.A., George H. Doran, New York, Publishers. Price 

Every once in a while it is a fine thing for us to know 
and remember that there are and ever have been martyis; 
men and women who have given everything for a Cau.^e. 
It exalts our estimate of human life and its possibilities^ 
For such exercise we recommend this book. 

Robert Morrison was the pioneer Christian Missionary 
to the great closed land of China. His remarkable work 
can be judged from his perseverance under baffiing difficul- 
ties, his courage in loneliness, his skill in translation, 
his far-sighted statesmanship in planning for later days. On 
the foundation he laid, the Christian Church of China has 

This book is particularly suitable as a text book for Mis- 
sion study classes and groups. T. P., JR. 



The women of the churches in Creswell, Columbia, Ply- 
mouth and Roper held a most successful "get-together" 
meeting in St. Andrew's Church, Columbia, on September 
25lh, the second in a series begun this Spring. In spite 
of threatening weather, there was a splendid attendance 
from all tour places. 

Mrs. R. P. Walker, president of this group, presided at 
the meeting". Morning and' afternoon sessions were held. 
Mrs. C. W. Tatem, of Columbia, made the address of wel- 
come. Miss Augusta Carstarphen, of Roper, responded. 
The Rev. C. E. Williams conducted the devotional service. 

Mrs. C. W. Melick, of Elizabeth City, led a very inter- 
esting discussion on study classes for women, giving a very 
interesting description of the methods and success of the 
class in her home Parish. Her remarks were followed by 
a general discussion, in which many of the delegates join- 
ecf. Mrs. Melick read a paper prepared by Miss Minnie 
Albertson, giving a list of the books suggested for study. 

The Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., made a brief address at 
the beginning of the afternoon session on the place of the 
women in the life of the Church. This was followed by 
a general discussion on the problems confronting the 
women, led by the delegates from Creswell. 

It was planned to have a luncheon on the church grounds 
but rain preventing it was served in the home of Mrs. 
W. S. Carawan, and was a most bountiful one. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

Oct. 18— S. Luke, Evangelist 

19— Eighteenth Sund'ay after Trinity 
26 — Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity 
28 — SS. Simon and Jude 
Nov. 1 — ^All Saints' Day 

2— Twentieth Sunday after Trinity 
9— Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity 
16 — Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity 




15— Ordination of the Rev. John W. Heyes to the Priest- 
hood in Emmanuel Church, Farmville, A. M. 

St. Paul's Church, Greenville, P. M. 

16— St. James, Ayden, P. M. 

17 — St. Matthew's, Yeatesville, P. M. 

18 — St. Luke's Day — If satisfactory arrangements can be 
mad'e I hope to ordain Osmond J. McLeod to the Diaconate 
in St. Mary's Church, Belhaven. 

19 — St. James, Belhaven, A. M. 

■St. John's, Sladesville, P. M. 

20— Calvary, Swan Quarter, P. M. 

21-22 — ^Edenton Convocation, St. George's Church, Lake 

23— St. Luke's, Roper, P. M. 

24— Grace, Plymouth, P. M. 

26^"Field Day" Christ Church, Creswell A. M. 

Galilee Mission, Lake Phelps, Afternoon. 

St. Andrews, Columbia, night. 

28-29 — Wilmington Convocation, Holy Innocents, Seven 

29^Colored Convocation, St. Augustines, Kinston, P. M. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. A. T. Uzzell, Miss Julia 
B. Hoyt, Mrs. S. M. Gary, Mrs. W. H. Ricks, Mrs. W. M. 
Scales, C. A. Bowen, Mrs. J. G. Lautress, Curtis Perkins, 
W. C. Braswell, Mrs. Alwyn Darden, Mrs. D. G. McKeithan, 
Mrs. D. V. Dixon, Mrs. Charles Lumsden, Mrs. M. L. 
Shealey, Miss Elizabeth Harrell, Mrs. Joseph Dawson, W. B. 
Harvey, Rev. Edward Wooten, Mrs. J. L. Royall, Mrs. O. 
G. Calhoun, Miss Sue Collier, Mrs. Mary Hinsd'ale. Total 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. J. L. Wooten, 
$2.00; Mrs. H. M. Pemberton, $3.00; J. R. Tolar, Jr., $3.00. 
Mrs. W. L. Holt, $2.00. Mrs. George O'Hanlon, $3.00; Mrs! 
H. L. Spruill, $3.00; Mrs. E. A. Metts, $2.00; Rev. C. O. 
Pardo, $2.00; E. K. Willis, $4.00; Mrs. J. M. Allen, $3.00. 
Total $27.00. 

Total for month, $49.00. 



Mond'ay night, November 17th — St. Mary's, Kinston, N. C. 

Tuesday night, November 18th — ^St. Paul's, Greenville, 
N. C. 

Wednesday night, November 19th — St. Peter's, Washing- 
ton, N. C. 

Thursday night, November 20th — Church of Advent, Wil- 
liamston, N. C. 

Friday night, November 21st— Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City, N. C. 



7:30 p.m.- 


TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 1924. 

-Evening Prayer and Sermon. 
Officiants — Rev. Charles E. Williams and Rev. 

Geo. F. Cameron. 
Preacher — Rev. J. E. W. Cook. 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 1924. 

9:00 a.m. — Business Session and Parochial Reports. 
11:00 a.m. — Holy Communion and Sermon. 

Preacher — Rev. Geo. F. Hill. 

Celebrant— Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D. 

Assistant Rev. Theo. Partrick. 
2:30 p.m. — Conference on Religious Education. 

Leader Rev. Geo. W. Lay. 
3:15 p.m. — Conference on Social S'ervice. 

Leader — Rev. Jos. N. Bynum. 
4:00 p.m. — Church Program — ■ 

Leader — Rev. W. R. Noe. 
7:30 p m. — EJvening Prayer and Addresses. 

Officiants — Rev. Thos. N. Brincefield 

and Rev. S. E. Matthews. 

Addresses by Rev. Stephen Gardner. 

Rev. B. T. Jillson and Bishop Darst. 



7:30 p.m. — Services in the Church. 


9:00 a.m. — Devotional Services — Rev. S. E. Matthews, 


Address of Welcome — Mrs. C. A. Mann. 

Response — Mrs. S. W. Styron. 
9:30 a.m.— Roll Call and Minutes of Last Meeting. 

Parish Reports. 

Aa'dress, "Woman's Auxiliary," — Mrs. 

10:30 a.m.— Religious Education— Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L. 
11:00 a.m. — Service of Holy Communion in the Church. 

2:00 p.m. — Devotional Exercises and Message to Women, 

Bishop Darst. 
2:30 p.m. — Social Service — Rev. J. N. Bynum. 

Sewanee and Young People's Work — Mesdames 

William von Eberstein and H. G. Walker. 
3:30 p.m. — Educational Work — Miss Minnie Albertson. 
4:00 p.m. — Conference on Church's Program in the 


Leader— The Rev. W. R. Noe. 
5:00 p.m.— The Value of District Group Conferences. 

Leader — Mrs. B. T. Cox. 

Unfinished Business. 

7:30 p.m. — Service in the Church. 

In response to a request from the Mission Herald, the 
Rev. S. E. Matthews writes: "The best way for you or 
anyone else to reach Lake Landing for the Convocation is 
to drive through Belhaven over route 91 to Swan Quarter. 
This road is under construction, but if we do not have any 
more rain you will be able to get over it. The road from 
SVan Quarter to St. George's is in pretty bad shape, but 
with pretty weather it will be alright." 




Personal Items. 

(By the Rev. R. B. Drane.) 

St. Paul's Parish, Edenton, has sustained grievous losses 
recently in the deaths of Mrs. Camilla McMullan Edwards, 
Mrs. Mary Shaw Cason Wood, and Dr. Henry Marchand 
Shaw Cason. The Church and the Community deeply feel 
the less of these good members. 

Mrs. Camilla McMullan Kdwara's was the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. McMullan, formerly of Hertford 
but now identified with Edenton. Her bright young life 
was shadowed by a cloud of sickness, several years ago, 
which seemed to have passed, and through which she con- 
tinued among the foremost in the activities and interests 
of our life here. On the 20th of June, 1923, she became 
the bride of Mr. John Rawlings Edwards, of Hertford, am? 
resided in Hertford and Washington City. After the birth 
of a dear little daughter her health failed. She bore up 
remarkably and did everything indicated by affection and 
science for her relief, but at last passed away peacefully 
on August 14th, 1924, in her 24th year. 

The death of Mrs. Mary S'haw Cason Wood', on 16th Sep, 
tember, 1924, was quite in contrast to the former: for she 
had semed unusually well the day before, and having re- 
tired as usual, she "fell on sleep" in the early hours of the 
morning, without a struggle. Slie had" lived beyond her 
three score years and ten, keeping up her activities of 
many years in the causes of her Master and her fellows. 

As President of the local "United Charities" from its or- 
ganization, she gave faithful and laborious service to the 
poor and needy: her attendance on week-days as well as 
Sundays upon the Church's appointments was a very part 
of her life. In her Will she gave to the Parish a Thou- 
sancJ Dollars, whose income should take care of her graves 
and be otherwise applied by the Vestry. 

Her death was followed a week later, by that of her 
son Henry Marchand Shaw Cason, M.D., in his forty-ninth 
year. Dr. Cason was one of the busiest and the most 
useful men of Edenton and Chowan County. A member 
of St. Paul's Vestry, the leading Physician in these parts, 
the representative of the Ford automobile business, he 
seemed to keep up, quietly and diligently, with all the de- 
mands made upon him, in these and in other important 
connections. Generous and efficient in his support of va- 
rious enterprises, religious and secular, while he lived', at 
his death he gave a Thousand Dollars to St. Paul's Church, 
to be applied as the Vestry may see fit. 

May this brief recital move all of us to emulate the good 
examples of these Christian lives; as it seems to justify 
the distress which is felt in S't. Paul's, and in Edenton, 
at the departure of these useful and admirable persons. 


Friends in the Diocese have received announcements 
reading as follows: 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood announce the marriage ot 
their daughter Rebecca Bennehan to Rev. Frederick Blount 
Drane, on Saturday the twentieth of September, one thou- 
sand? nine hundred and twenty-four, Seattle, Washington. 

Will be at home after the first of October, Nenana, 


(Wilmington correspondence News and Observer.) 
Wilmington, Sept. 21. — Miss Lossie Cotchett has returned 
to this city, after an absence of three years, sent out from 
S't. James Episcopal Church, of this city, spent as a mission- 
ary nurse in Alaska. She is visiting her aunt. Miss Carrie 
Myers. Before reaching Wilmington she visited her sister. 
Miss Mellie Cotchett, in California, and" another sister, Mrs. 
George B. Rodney, in Texas. Miss Cotchett is on a year's 
furlough, and her host of friends here are extending her a 
most cordial welcome. 

News that the Rev. J. R. Mallett, for two years Rector 
of St. John's, Wilmington, has accepted a call to Cleveland, 
Unio, will be received with genuine regret in East Caro- 
lina. Mr. Mallett will leave for his new home the first of 
November. Since coming to East Carolina he has found 
a very useful place in Wilmington and the Diocese. For 
the past year he has been one of the examining chaplains 
of East Carolina. His marriage to Miss Lucy Murchison, 
of Wilmington, last b'pring, gave him a strong tie to the 
State and Diocese. 

Bishop Darst left Wilmington on October 6th to attend? 
a meeting of the House of Bishops, which convened in New 
ioiK City on the 8th. This special meeting was called to 
eieet a numoer of missionary bishops and to hold a joint 
conterence with the National Council of the Church tor 
tne purpose of formulating a program to be submitted to 
the General Convention, which meets in New Orleans next 

The Rev. John Hartley, Rector of St. Mary's, Kinston, 
did not go outside of the Parish for his vacation this sum- 
mer, but spent much time on a farm recently acquired by 
his son, near Kinston. He had morning services in St. 
Mary's throughout the summer, but discontinued some of 
the night services. Dr. Hartley has recently been preaching 
a series of sermons on the Church that have aroused con- 
siderable interest. 

Another Rector who found so much work to do at home 
this summer that he did not get away for a formal vacation 
was the Rev. Archer Boogher, of St. John's, Fayetteville. 
Some alterations were made at the Parish House, and Mr. 
Boogher stayed at home to superintend the work. 


(Wilmington Correspondence News and Observer.) 
Wilmington, Sept. 23.— The Rev. J. Reginald Mallett, 
for nearly three years rector of St. John's Episcopal church, 
has definitely decided to accept the call extended him to 
become associate dean of Trinity Cathedral, and his resig- 
nation effective November 1, was tendered at a called 
meeting of the Vestry. 

The action on the part of the Episcopal minister was not 
unexpected, as it was announced some days ago that the 
call had been extended him from Cleveland, and that he 
was giving serious consideration to the matter. 

L.ast week the vestrymen of St. John's Church held a 
special session and resolutions of loyalty ancj confidence on 
the part of the vestry and congregation as a whole were 
extended him, hoping that he would remain here. 


The Rev. John Benners Gibble, Rector of the Church 
of the Good Shepherd, returned from his vacation the latter 
part of August, much improved in health. 

The three departments of the Church School Service 
League; primary, junior and senior, have resumed their 
meetings this Fall, and are actively at work. 

On Sunday, September 28th, thanks were returned for 
the safe arrival of Miss Florence Huband, former parish 
worker and communicant of this Church, to her new flelcf, 
St. John's in the Wilderness, Allakaket, Alaska. 

Miss Anna Louise Robertson, who trained at the Dea- 
coness House in Philadephia, is the new parish worker at 
the Good Shepherd, succeeding Miss Huband. Miss Robert- 
son was formerly employed in the mission churches in and 
near Fayetteville. She began her duties on September 1st. 




(From the Farmville Parish Paper, "The Episcopalian" 

The one outstanding event of the life of our Parish 
will be the advancement of the Minister to the office of a 
Priest in the Church on Wednesday, October 15th. For the 
benefit of our people and our friends the full service is 
outlined here. 

10:00 a.m. — Morning Prayer, Rev. J. E. W. Cook. Dedi- 
cation of Vesper Lights and Processional Cross. Ordina- 
tion sermon, Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., (Chairman 
Board of Examining Chaplains). 

Litany. Rev. Stephen Gardner. Presentation of Can- 
didate. Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., (Secretary Board of Exam- 
ining Chaplains). 

Ordination — Right Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of 
East Carolina. 

Holy Communion. Bishop Darst, assisted by the Rev. 
J. N. Bynum. 

The Vesper Lights which are to be dedicated at this 
service are the gifts of Etomanuel Church in memory of 
the late Rev. John R. Matthews. The Processional Cross 
is the gift of the Morrill family in memory of their pa- 
rents, the late Dr. and Mrs. S'. Morrill. 

After the ordination service there will be lunch provided 
by the members of the Parish for all visitors. 


The Rev. George F. Cameron, Rector of St. James', 
Ayden, and associated churches, was given a most un- 
usual welcome to Ayden at a union service in the Episco- 
pal Church on Sunday evening, August 28th. All of the 
Ayd'en churches gave up their services for that evening 
and joined with the Episcopalians in rejoicing over the 
acquisition of a resident Rector. 

Rev. G. B Starling, of the Methodist Church, was in 
charge of the program. The pastor of the Christian 
Church, the Rev. Mr. Brunson; The Free Will Baptist 
pastor, the Rev. G. W. Prescott; and Mr. J. B. Carroll, 
representing the Baptist congregation: all joined with Mr. 
Starling in welcoming Mr. Cameron to Ayden, and assur- 
ing him of their desire to see him advance the cause of 

Mr Cameron responded very happily and feelingly to 
these addresses of goocif will, and declared that he wanted 
to be of service to the whole community as well as to 
his own congregation. Following this, Mr. Cameron preach- 
ed an inspirational sermon from the text: "God is Love." 

A quartet, composed of Messrs. R. L. and L. E. Turnage, 
G. W. and C. E. Prescott, rendered a beautiful selection 
at this service. 



Sunday, October 26th, 11 a.m. — S't. John's Church, Fay- 
etteville, N. C. 

Sunday, October 26, 8 p.m. — St. Paul's Church, Clinton, 
N. C. 

Monday, October 27th, 8 p.m. — St. Stephen's Church, 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, October 28th, 8 p.m. — St. Paul's Church, Green- 
ville, N. C. 

Wednesday, October 29th, 9:30 a. m. — Holy Innocents', 
Seven Springs, N. C. 

Wednesd'ay, October 29th, 8 p.m. — ^St. James' Church, 
Ayden, N. C. 

Thursday, October 30th, 8 p. m. — Grace Church, Ply- 
mouth, N. C. 

Friday, October 31, 8 p. m. — St. Paul's Church Ederiton, 
N. C. 

Sunday, November 2nd, 11 a.m. — Christ Church, Eliza- 
beth City, N. C. 

Sunday, November 2nd, 8 p.m. — Holy Trinity Church, 
Hertford, N. C. 


There are certain birds seen at Constantinople which are 
said to be always on the wing. No one ever saw them 
rest, but they are forever poised in midair. The natives 
call them "lost souls" seeking rest and finding none. How 
like the men who have no gospel to rest upon, but who 
change their creed from week to week, listening to every 
voice but the voice of God.— The Sunday Circle. 

An increase over previous years in the number of ordi- 
nations to the diaconate in the first seven months of 1924 
is noted by The Living Church. The figures for the first 
seven months of 1922, '23, and '24 are 74, 86, and 114, re- 
spectively. This points toward a total for the year which 
will exceed that of the pre-war period. 


Attention of all Young People's Groujia is called to the 
new Handbook", just out, ten cents a coi)y, to be ordered 
from the Department of Religious Education, 281 Fourth 
Avenue, New York. Its 20 pages contain several useful 
and interesting things, chief amon.g them a list of suggested 
topics for discussion at young people's meetings, arranged 
for a year. The questions are such as will provoke interest 
and thought on the part of members and" others, and at- 
tract them to meetings. 

For those who are to guide the discussions, "The Guide" 
has been prepared, containing quotations and references 
to easily obtainable books and articles. This may be had 
in monthly installments from the address above, sent to 
leaders on request. A contribution of a dollar is suggested 
to those who wish to help defray expenses. 

Famous Ships in American History were the subject of 
an American Book Company calend'ar a few years ago. 
It mi.ght be amusing and profitable to make a list of 
Famous Ships in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, 
Famous Ships in Church History, in "Missions". This could 
include small boats. How many boats, for example, are 
mentioned in the Gospel? And, to name only a few, there 
could be fitted into their proper lists the Ark, the ship that 
took Jonas from Tarsus, the ship that wrecked a later 
missionary, at MiletuS; — and the Golden Hind, the Morning 
Star, the Pelican. Does anyone know the name of the 
ship that brought Chaplain Robert Hunt to Jamestown in 
1607, the ships that took our first missionaries to three 
continents, the ship that brought Bishop Seabury, our first 
Bishop, back to us? 

In one of the parish papers the rector appeals for books 
about the Church to be placed in the public library. Many 
city libraries have books of this character but it might be 
well if our clergy investigated the local libraries and made 
an effort to have proper books about the Church supplied. 

Bishop-elect White of Springfield, is the 148th priest 
given to the Church from St. Helena parish, Beaufort, S, 
C, and the third bishop from that parish, 





A portable house taken out to Liberia twenty years ago 
is still serving as residence for one of our Liberian teachers. 
It is in too bad condition for repairs, and it may go over 
in any high wind. The teacher has been warned to rush 
out of it if she feels it going. 

Miss Ridgely writes of this in The Liberian Churchman, 
and also of the need for enlargement of the House of 
Bethany, where fifty girls, between the ages of 4 and 26, 
sleep in one room overhead. The girls' dining room is so 
small that some of them eat in a class-room, and there is 
no room for the small girls to sit down, so they stand up 
for their meals. 

The Bishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa, the Right 
Rev. Walter Carey, whose little books are widely known 
an(? much used in this country, says that he has preached 
in only three churches in his diocese, because the congrega- 
tions are always so large that his services have to be held 
in the open. The churches hold 600 or 700, and the people 
number 1300 or 1400. The difficulty of the missionaries 
is not how to get the people in but how to keep them out. 

The Warden of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, 
writes to his missionary graduates: For you who have the 
burden and the honor of laboring in distant lands I came 
across a delightful appreciation of the true value of the 
work to which God has called you, in the Life of William 
Carey, by George S'mith. . . His son Felix, a skillful medi- 
cal missionary and linguist, was serving in Burma in 1810, 
when he was sent as Burmese Ambassador to our Governor. 
General. His father viewed this as no honor. "Felix," he 
wrote, "is shrivelled from a missionary into an ambas- 


There are sixty-two days in the months of July and 
August. For every one of those days, including Sundays 
and holidays, expenses are accruing to the Church. 

To meet these expenses the receipts applicable to the 
General Church Budget have been equal, during these 
sixtytwo days, to the Budget quota for only twenty-three 

Question: "Where do you suppose the Church obtains 
the income to take care of the other thirty-nine days?" 

Answer: "By borrowing from the bank." 

Receipts to September 1st are $40,000 less than for the 
same period last year on an enlarged Budget quota. 

Vacation time is over. Let's get busy and make up the 
lost ground. Yours sincerely, 




(The Churchman.) 
The other day this cake recipe was hand'ed to us and we 
thought it so unusual and interesting that it was worth 
passing on to others: 


1 cup of Judges (last clause), chap. 5, v. 25. 
3 1-2 cups of 1 Kings, chap. 4v. 22. 

3 cups of Jeremiah, chap. 6, v. 20. 

2 cups of 1 Samuel, chap. 30, v. 12. 
2 cups of Nahum, chap. 3, v. 12. 

1 cup .of Genesis, chap. 24, v. 17. 

2 Cho])ped Almonds, Numbers, chap. 17, v. 8. 
1 teaspoonful of Amos, chap. 4, v. 5. 

6 teaspoonfuls of Isaiah, chap. 10, v. 14. 
1 pinch of Leviticus, chap. 2, v. 13. 

Season with II Chronicles, chap. 9, v. 9. 

Follow Proverbs, chap. 23, v. 14. 

When in sorrow, read John 14. 

When in doubt, read John 7:17. 

When men fail you, read Psalm 27. 

When leaving home, read Psalm 121. 

If people seem unkind, read' John 15. 

When you have sinned, read Psalm 51. 

When you want courage, read Joshua 1. 

When your faith is weak, read Hebrews 11. 

When you are in danger, read Psalm 91. 

When you worry, reac? Matthew 19-34:6. 

When you have the blues, read Psalm 34. 

When you are discouraged, read Isaiah 40. 

When God seems far away, read Psalm 139. 

When forgetful of blessings, read Psalm 103. 

When you are lonely or afraid, read Psalm 23. 

For Jesus' idea of a Christian, read Matt. 5. 

For Jesus' idea of a religion, read' James 1:19-27. 

For the Ten Commandments, see Ex. 20:1-17. 

For the secret of happiness, read Col. 3:12-17. 

When growing hard or bitter, read 1 Cor. 13. 

When you want rest and peace read Matt. 11:25-30. 

For Paul's secret of happiness read Col. 3:12-17. 

If losing confidence in your fellows. Cor. 13. 

When you want Christian-assurance, read Romans 8:1-30. 

For Paul's idea of Christianity, read 2 Cor. 5:15-19. 

For Paul's rules on how to get along with men, read 
Romans 12. 

For Jesus' idea of prayer, read Luke 11:1-3, Matthew 
6 : 5-15. 

When you think of investments and returns, read Mark 
10:17-31.— The Churchman. 


One million dollars loaned and one quarter of a million 
given to the Church for construction purposes is the record 
in the last ten years of the Church Building Fund", These 
are the "outs" of the three-quarters of one million dollar 
Fund of which the Church has the sole use. Had the Fund 
been larger more would have gone out. In the past sixty 
days the Church has asked for one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars more than the available supply. 

The "ins" of this Fund are the gifts of individuals, lega- 
cies and parochial offerings. The gifts and legacies are 
very infrequent. In the same ten years the general offer- 
ings for the increase of the Fund have averaged sixteen 
hundred dollars a year, of which feeble Parishes and Mis- 
sions which have received gifts have returned eighty per- 

This disparity looks like a failure in reciprocity, and a 
willingness tho put in a minimum and to take out a maxi- 
mum. Is the Church satisfied with this situation? 

The Trustees of the Board, at their May Meeting, ex- 
pressed their belief that the congregations of the Church, 
whose annual offerings for the Fund have repeatedly been 
recommended by the General Convention, would be unwil- 
ling to permit this preponderance of "outs" over "ins" 
when once the facts were known. 


A beautiful Thanksgiving Day service for children is 
held at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Conn. The chil- 
dren bring offerings of fruit, and during the singing of a 
hymn each child brings his offering to the chancel steps. 
The fruit is later sent to a Home for Crippled Children. 

Who is too old to consider Confirmation? The Bishop 
of Montreal has confirmed three persons over ninety years 
of age. The last one was over ninety-five. 




(liy Tiie REV. J. N. JbYNUM.) in our desire to do social service work we 
looK yasi tiie small service ttiat is possible to find the 
gieai service tuat isn t practicable, in the anointing at 
iJcLuany, we see an amoitious soul on tire with love, making 
mat love practical in doing a simple service. Both 
love anu' seinsnuess,_ ine thing tiiat leads us to service 
and tne tnmg mat Keeps us trom serving, show them- 
selves in tnis narrative. Tnis woman s love was such 
LuciL noLumg stiort or giving something valuable in service 
to ner Master would satisiy. We are permitted to con- 
jecture mat the quality ol the sacrince was in keeping 
witn me cnaracter back ol it. It was something valuable, 
but not too valuable to ber tor anointing her Master, 
xtt It was ol SUCH great value as to provoKe indignation 
iroin a selusn hearted disciple. Judas would not have used 
tne equivalent oi a "laDorer's wages tor nearly a year, 
or enougn to leed a multitude ot more than 7,500 men' 
to anoint me Master s head. He tbougbt something ot 
itss value would nave done. His was not a like love to 
mat ot Mary lor Jesus. Can the reader ask, "Which rep- 
resents me type ot love 1 manifest? True love demands 
a sacislying sacrifice. 

ihougli me sacritice seems great in this case, and is the 
expression ot a great love, the service impresses one as 
being simple. Tnere is no ceremony accompanying me 
anointing; there is no organized preparation. The woman's 
love burns to a'o something; the means lor doing it are 
in hand; the subject is found and the service rendered. 
By way of assurance to those who thought it "waste," and 
in appreciation of the service performed, the Master said, 
"Sire liath wrought a good work upon me." 

Are there not within reach of each child of God simple 
deeds of great significance — for anything done for God is 
ot great signiflcancei — that can^ be done commensurate 
with his or her love for Jesus? Christ loves God with all 
His soul; yet He is often found employing His hands at 
small services. Remember that in d'oing the least good 
deed to His subjects, the thing is done unto our Lord. 



The Rector spent the month of August at Blowing Rock, 
During his absence the services were held as usual. Three 
clergymen were visiting preachers during this month, the 
Rev. T. N. Brincefleld, of Aurora, the Rev. Harry Harding 
of Milledgeville, Ga., who is a son of the late Rev. Nathan- 
iel Harding, and the Rev. J. W. Heyes, of Farmville. The 
congregation was delighted with the services of these men 
expressing a d'esire that they will come again. 

While the Rector was away he had charge of the ser- 
vices at the beautiful Church in Blowing Rock. He re- 
ports a crowded Church every Sunday even though it rain- 
ed. Another thing was that the crowds came early. He 
hopes that the home folks wherever they may be may 
follow their example. 

The Rector's worries are over when people not only 
crowd the Church but go early. Those who read this take 
this hint from one Rector and surprise yours every Sun- 
day. It will put new life into your religion and will make 
a new man of him. Give it a trial 

The Rector was also present at the Summer Conference 
for Church workers held at Valle Crucis. 

Mrs. Mary von Eberstein attended the Summer Con- 
ference at S'ewanee and will give us the benefit of that 
Conference during the coming months. 

Mrs. Lillian Campbell Reeder, late of our Parish, but 

now of Hopkinsville, Ky., also attended the Sewanee Con- 
ference, She is spending several months in our Parish. She 
is a great help to the work ot our Cnurch b'chool. 

The third Sunday in Octouer lias been an anniversary 
in the parish tor fifty-one years, t'or many years it was 
the anniversary of the Rectorship of the Rev. Nathaniel 
Harding. It was a happy coincidence that me present 
Rector came to the Parisn on tne same Sunday rive years 
ago. The day started the regular fall schedule ol service^ 
and was appropriately o.^served wuli music and sermon. 


We feel quite sure that all of our good friends will be 
glad to hear that we are now sending filty-three boys and 
girls to the city schools; seven to the Central High, seven 
to the Al(ixander Graham Hign, thirty-six to me rioutn 
Graded and three to the opportuniiy class, in addition, 
we have forty-one children in the kindergarten and ursi 
three grades, which is must splendidly taught at the Or- 
phanage school by Miss Eisie iNalle. 

With fifty-three children going out to the city schools, 
our supply ot raincoats, rubbers and umbrellas is totally 
inadequate. Any donations along these linei will be 
thankiully received. 

I'he prize lor the best essay on "Why I should make the 
most of my scriool opportunities" was won by Hattie ivelly. 
Tlie prize was a Waterman fountain pen with which, we 
hope, Hattie will write many more winning essays. 

Early in the month we had' a very enjoyable visit from 
Rev. Walter Raleigh Noe, Executive Secretary of the Dio- 
cese of East Carolina. Mr. Noe came for a conference 
with L'ishop Penick, Chairman of the Thompson Orphan- 
age Campaign Committee, and the superintendent, in re- 
gard to the campaign in East Carolina for two cottages 
which, it is hoped, will enable the Orphanage to take care 
of all worthy applications. We are confident that Mr. 
Noe's splendid executive ability coupled with the deep in- 
terest of our devoted friends in East Carolina will make 
it an easy and pleasant task to raise the necessary funds 
for these two cottage homes. 

On Saturday evening, September 20, the winning teams 
in the older girls' and older boys' baseball leagues were 
given a party by the losing teams. The Senators, led by 
Captain Gwendolyn Witherspoon, won the pennant in the 
American League, while in the boys' South-Atlantic League, 
Captain Sam Fort's Hornets finished in the lead. The 
captains of the losing teams, Hattie Kelly, Carrie Beasley, 
Margaret Edmondson and Roy Byers, had charge of the 
plans for the party and a fine entertainment was prepared. 
The party was begun with yells for the winning teams 
by the losers, and then each victorious captain made a 
speech. After this came a contest, which Mildred Wither- 
spoon won by eating two crackers and whistling before 
anybody else. Another contest called the "Tidbits Farmer", 
on paper, was won by Gwendolyn Witherspoon, who re- 
ceived a box of cand'y for her prize. The children then 
had a peck of fun bobbing apples in a tub of water. The 
playing of "What the world said" was an occasion of 
uproarious laughter, and some of the boys and girls com- 
plained of sore throat from it for several days. After this, 
joke-telling and song contests, featured by "Row, row, row 
the boat," "Three Blind Mice" etc., were the causes ot 
much fun and competition. Everybody said they had a 
fine time, which supplemented with yells for Miss Gulick, 
Miss Nalle and others who helped out a great deal with 
the party. 

Contributions from East Carolina — 

Wind*sor, St. Thomas' School 3 2.05 

New Bern, Mrs. A. L. Bynum. .i 5.00 

Contributions in kind — Williamston, C. S. S. L., 1 dress, 
7 bibs, 1 dust cap and table runner. 




The Dime Society of St. Paul's Parisii registers a deep 
and heartfelt loss in the death of Mrs. Mary Shaw Woou', 
who passed quietly into rest on the 16th of September, 
1924, in the 73d year of her age. We offer to her meiuoi-y 
this complete tribute of respect. 

iBt. That in the loss of Mrs. Wood we have to remem- 
ber one who always tried to do her duty as she saw ii, 
to her Church, family, friend's and this Society, meeting 
promptly any demand on her strength or means, giving 
generously of both. 

The practical usefulness of her life as it was lived iu 
the community at large and among the friends who loved 
her will be a lasting memorial to her. 

And now that the number of her years has been told 
and the joys and sorrows of her life past, it may be truly 
said of her "She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; 
yea! she reacheth forth her hands to the needy." 

2nd. We extend to her family our sincere sympathy in 
their loss and feel thankful to our Merciful Father, with 
them that she should be spared to "Fall asleep as a chila' 
lo its dreams." 

3rd. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to her 
family, the Edenton papers and the Mission Herald. 


own Church. We are going to try to provide a service 
for them each 1st and 3rd Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Heyes, 
Rector of Emmanuel, Farmville, has graciously offered to 
render services whenever he can for this work. 



For several months a number of people living at Had'- 
dock's Cross Roads have been attending services occasion- 
ally at St. Thomas', Ayden, Rev. J. B. Brown, Priest in 
Charge, upon the invitation of Mr. John Lipscomb, a 
very faithful worker and practically the founder of this 

Mr. Lipscomb having many personal friends among 
these visitors and being zealous for his church began and 
continued to talk "Church" to them. The result was that 
as early as last June they asked him to bring a Priest of 
our Church lo their neighborhood to give a service and 
preach to them. Lipscomb worked hard for several weeks 
trying to get some priest who could get away from his 
charge for one Sunday for this purpose. Finally on the 
fourth Sunday in August Rev. J. B. Brown, Rector of 
St. Paul's, Washington, and in charge of St. Jutfe's, Aurora, 
and St. Thomas', Ayden, consented to sacrifice the pleasure 
of serving his home parish that day and go to the Cross 

His decision was no less than providential, for tlie 
School House in which the service was held was filled be- 
fore time for the service. After Mr. Brown's sermon some 
thirty or more expressed a desire for membership in our 
Church. The Rev. Mr. Brown notified the Bishop imme- 
diately and the Bishop instructed the Field Secretary to 
visit the field and' report upon the same. 

On Tuesday evening, September 9th, in company with 
Rev. J. B. Brown, the Field Secretary met the Cross Roads 
congregation which is to be known as St. Stephen's Mis- 
sion. He found them full of interest and gave them a 
thirty minutes instruction on the "rudiments" of Church 
teaching. As soon as more definite information is gained 
as to the number validly baptized and the number sincerely 
desiring Baptism and Confirmation, we will call upon our 
Biishop for a special visitation, and upon the Diocesan 
Convention for admission as a duly organized Mission. 


The Field Secretary, prompted! by Mr. William Dawson, 
another one of our enthusiastic missionary laymen, visit- 
ed Farmville on September 10th and found four Communi- 
cants of the Church who long for the services of their 

(Continued from September number.) 

39. Name five parishes in the Diocese. Give the names 
of the Rectors. 

St. Paul's, Wilmington, Rev. Alexander Miller. 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro, Rev. W. O. Cone. 

Christ Church, New Bern, Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D. 

St. Peter's, Washington, Rev. Stephen Gardner. 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City, Rev. G. F. Hill. 

40. Name five missions in the Convocation of Wilming- 
ton. Who serves them? 

Grace, Whiteville, Mr. S. E. Matthews. 
Trinity, Lumberton, Rev. H. A. Cox. 
St. Mary's, Burgaw, Rev. F. D. Dean, M.D. 
Mission, Morehead City, Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L. 
Calvary, Warsaw, Rev. W. R. Noe. 

41. Name five missions in the Convocation of Edenton. 
Who serves them? 

Emmanuel, Farmville, Rev. J. W. Heyes. 

S't. Matthew's, Yeatesville, Rev. J. N. Bynum. 

St. Peter's, Sunbury, Rev. Howard AUigood. 

St. Mark's, Roxobel, Rev. George E. Manson. 

St. Andrew's, Columbia, Rev. Charles E. Williams. 

42. Give the amount of Diocesan Budget for 1924. 
Program for 1924— $69,500.00. 

Budget Avill be considered at May meeting of Executive 

43. How was it prepared and who prepared it? 

Major B. R. Huske read report No. 5 of the Department 
of Finance, as follows: 

Your Department has had under consid'eration the work 
that should be undertaken by this Diocese in 1924, and after 
consultation with the Bishop, Executive Secretary, and 
Treasurer, recommend the following as a proper under- 
taking and urge the people of this Diocese to undertake 
to raise the sums herein presented as a tentative budget 
for 1924, with a firm resolve that an earnest effort be made 
to raise not less than these sums. 

Bishop's Salary $ 5,000 . 00 

General Church Quota i 22,000.00 

Operating Expenses of the Diocese: 

Maintain Bishop's House i. . 300 . 00 

Bishop's Traveling Expenses i. . . . 200.00 

Bishop's Office expenses 300. 00 

Diocesan Office i 300 . 00 

Secretary's Salary 250 . 00 

Treasurer's Salary i 500.00 

Treasurer's Office Expenses 50 . 00 

Annual Council i 350 . 00 

Provincial Synod 100 . 00 

Printing Journal . .i 350 . 00 

Expenses Committees 500 . 00 

General Convention i. . 100.00 

Printing and Postage 300 . 00 

45. How much of it is our part? 

46. How much has your parish or mission pledged for 

47. How much did you pay last year? 

48. Do you think we are obligecJ to pay the remainder? 

49. How much does the Diocese of East Carolina give to 
the support of the General Church? 

1924 Quota— $22,000.00. 

50. Did we pay in full last year? 





We have organized a branch of the Christian Social Ser- 
vice League, of which Mrs. Frank M.Wooten Is the chair- 
man. In our next issue we hope to give the names of the 
various committees she has appointed to carry on the work 
of the League. We consider this a most Important organ- 
ization, and bespeak for it the hearty cooperation of all our 

The Rev. Mr. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Rector of the 
Church at Plymouth, and the Editor of our Diocesan paper, 
paid us a visit in September and succeeded in obtaining 
nine additional subscribers to "The Mission Herald." 

The high school of the city held its opening exercises 
on Wednesday, September 10, with a larger number of 
students than ever before. The Rector opened the proceed- 
ings with prayer. We have several of our young people 
in the High School this year, and are deeply interested 
in their success. 

The District Meeting of the Women Workers at Grifton, 
N. C, on September 16, was poorly attended because of the 
inclemency of the weather. Our Church, however, showed 
up well. Mrs. Hannah Warren and Mrs. Hogan Gaskins 
both drove full cars to the meeting. In the absence of the 
Rev. G. F. Cameron and of the District Chairman, Mr. 
Cook opened the Conference and Mrs. Richard Williams 
was elected Chairman pro tem. Many interesting subjects 
were discussed, and everyone felt it had been a profitable 
meeting. The warm hospitality of the good people of 
Grifton quite offset the miserable weather. 

The Union Sunday School at the Cotton Mills under the 
superintendency of our brother, Robert S. May, is still 
holding its own. The Rector paid his usual monthly visit 
to the School on Sunday afternoon, September 21, and 
was pleased with the conditions found. We ask of our 
people a wicJer support of this important work. 

The Pitt County Sunday School Convention was held at 
Farmville on September 22 and 23. It was quite a suc- 
cess. Those who were not there missed many a good thing. 
Our S'unday School was awarded the pennant for the larg- 
est representation from the county as determined by the 
number of miles traveled. We had three hundred miles to 
our credit. 




To the Editor of The Mission Herald: 

Now that the divorce evil is increasing so rapidly, would 
it not be well if the married menibers of the Church, and 
tho.=:o cf other Communions, if they will use the following 
prryer, or one like it, with the same intention? 
Almighty and everlasting God, the giver of all good gifts; 
We Thy Servants who, in the past, were joined together 
in Holy Matrimony, do desire to give thanks unto Thee, 
en this cur anniversary, for all Thy blessings bestowed 
upon us. And we prny thee that thou wilt grant unto 
us, in this work?, such gifts and graces as may seem 
V. e'l in Thy sight, ■•nd, in the world to come, life everlast- 
ing: This we ask in the Name of Him who, with Thee and 
the Hcly Ghost is one God, world without end. Amen. 

With slight changes the above could be used at other 
times than at a wedding anniversary. 

The home Is the unit of the American republic: yes, of 
the world. When the home is looked upon lightly, then 
the nation will commen-e to see the beginning of its down- 

Before it is too late, let America come to its senses. 


Peekskill, N. Y., October 1, 1924. 

It is a far cry from the Egypt of Moses and his Pharoah 
to the Uniteo" States of America and the Church Building 
Fund. But it is not so far from bricks without straw to 
buildings without bricks. The Israelites were effectually 
estopped from delivery of their quota of bricks because 
their base of supplies was cut away from them. The Build- 
ing Fund cannot erect Churches, Rectories and Parish 
Houses, if it has not the supplies. 

The S'eptember Meeting of the Trustees showed a fully- 
loaned Permanent Fund and a waiting list of applicants. 
Every week loans are declined from lack of funds. A re- 
cent day established a record of $80,000 requested. Will 
the Church continue to hold up the supply? If so, Church 
building will receive as severe a set-back as they received' 
who were told that they could not have straw for their 

Meanwhile the Building Fund will continue its one hun- 
dred per cent efficiency with what it has. It has already 
loaned this year $138,000 and has promised $129,000 more 
when papers are prepared. It has given and granted 
$26,000 and promised $31,000 additional, including an initial 
Gift of $5,000 for Japan Reconstruction Work. 

But the bricks need straw and the buildings of many ap- 
plicants need bricks. Will the Church supply its own 
Building Fund with the needed material? 

Interest in the fall collections of the United Thank Of- 
fering may be stimulated by use of Leaflet W. A. 112, ob- 
tainable at two cents a copy, from the Woman's Auxiliary, 
281 Fourth Avenue, New York. It is called, "That all may 
give thanks," and consists of suggestions to parish treas- 
urers of the United Thank Offering. 


Galilee Mission Chapel, Lake Phelps, is in need of an 
altar and two sanctuary chairs. It also needs a bell. We 
would be glad to secure them either through purchase or 
gift. Address, 


Creswell, N. C. 

Porter EQilitary ^cadeniy ^y 

Church School for Church Boys 

A Broader preparation than the public schools can 
give. Religious training through the Church. Wid- 
est certificate privileges. A National School at your 
doors. Fine health record. Unit of R. O. T. C, with 
infantry and naval equipment. Two active army af- 


North Carolina boys do well at Porter. 61 from 34 
different towns at Porter last year. 24 of them 

What others send literally thousands of miles to 
secure^ you have at your very doors. 

Twelve Buildings. Porter not run for profit. 


Send for descriptive catalogue 






Scothcw Academy reports the largest number of Chris- 
tian students in its history, about one-third of the entire 
student body. 

A Chinese baby baptized recently represents the fifth 
generation of Christians in his family. 

Great marble tablets on the walls of the Cathedral in 
Hankow are engraved with the names of each communi- 
cant who dies. The names are written in small characters 
so there is room for every one, rich and poor, to be remem. 
fcered in this way. 

Recent atbleti;- triumphs of our Chinese boys at S't. 
Paul's, Anking, are worthy of a cheer. On a Provincial 
sports day, St. Paul's won tennis, football and track. In the 
track events, seven boys were entered, who secured seven 
firsts, three seconds and two-thirds. In a later Central 
China contest most of otir boys were football players, so 
we forfeited the other sports but won the football cham- 
pionship of four provinces. The resulting bonfire when the 
team came home brought out the fire department who 
thought the school was burning. 


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account of 


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VOL. xxxvni 


No 11 



T/?e arf/c/e prepared by the 
Committee on Appropria- 
tions, setting forth the 1925 
Program for East Carolina. 


The Every Member Can- 
yiass, Sunday, November 50 

Bovember, 1924 




Published by the Diocese of East CaroHna at Plymouth, N. C. 


Saint iHbariP's Scbool, 

Rev. WARREN W. WAY, Rector. 

^ ^ ►^ 

An Episcopal school for girls. Founded 1842. Junior College: 
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equipment- Campus, 20 acres. Special courses: Music, Art. Ex- 
pression, Home Economics, Business. For catalogue and further 
information, address 

A. W. TUCKER, Business Manager, 
Raleigh, N. C. 


"O — ^- 

OIt|urctT ^ctinnls tn iht fltncrsc uf ^n 


For Boys — St. Christopher's School, Westhampton, Richmond. 
$650. Catalog— Rev. C. G. Chamberlayne, Ph.D., Headmaster. 

Christchurch School Christchurch, Middlesex Co. $400. Catalog. 
Rev. F. E. Warren, Rector. 

For Girls — St. CatheKne's School. Westhampton, Richmond. $800. 
Catalog. Miss Rosalie H. Noland, B.A., Principal. 

St. Anne's School, Charlottesville. $500. Catalog Miss E. E. 
Winegar, B.A., Principal. 

St. Margaret's School, Tappahannock, Essex Co. $450. Catalog. 
Miss Emma S. Yearby, Principal. 

Charming Virginia environment, Christian culture, scholarship; 
moderate cost — Church ownership (Epis.). 

For wills, legal title — Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. 
About gifts and bequests for equipment, enlargement, scholarships 
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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVlll. 




(Prepared by the Committee on Appropriations) 


With the approach of a new year it becomes necessary 
for the Executive Council of the Diocese to make up its 
program of the work which the Church sets as its new 
objective. In considering what may be done, the Com- 
mittee on Appropriations must take thought of the mon- 
eys available tor work, on the one hand, and the necessities 
of our Diocese, on the other. 

The Committee feels strongly that the people should be 
advised of the Church's hopes and aims; of its necessities 
and of its opportunities, and that these matters should 
be placed before them for consideration prior to the mak- 
ing up of a program or passing upon appropriations to 
support it. The Committee feels a sense of gratitude for 
the work that has been possible during the past year and 
looks forwards to the future with conhdence that our peo- 
ple will, if they know the facts, continue their generous 
support of the Church's work. 

In making up a program the Church is, of course, limited 
in the work it may do by the funds that are available. 
Our people will remember that at the Council in Golds- 
boro in 1922, our Diocese adopted a system for apportion- 
ing the expense of the Church's- work to the various parishes 
antf missions upon a basis that was considered fair, to all. 
In making up this apportionment a special committee was 
appointed. This committee, during the session of the 
Council, classified all of the parishes and missions of the 
Diocese upon what it believes to be their ability to con- 
tribute. The strong parishes were apportioned an amount 
calculated at $20 per year for each communicant. The 
next set of parishes was fixed at $15 per communicant per 
year; a third set at $10, and a fourth set at $5. This did 
not mean that the committee expected that each commun- 
icant would be able to contribute $20 or $10 or $5 as the 
case might be, but that the aggregate ability of the parish- 
es or missions was represented by an average of such 
amounts, applied to the number of communicants active 
in the parishes and missions. 

After this plan was worked out, the committee reported' 
and the apportionment was submitted to the Council for its 
consideration. Each parish and mission represented at 
the Council was asked to ratify the apportionment and 
any parish that felt it was rated too high or too low was 
requested to change the amount suggested. This was done 
and after all changes requested had been made, the ap- 
portionment was adopted by the Council as the measure 
of the share of each parish or mission in the Diocese in the 
work to be d'one by the Church. 

Worked out on this basis, the total of all the apportion- 
ments in the Diocese was $64,505. Using this apportion- 
ment as a basis and having the hope that some parishes 
would be able to exceed the amount apportioned them, a 
program was made up for the year 1924 which is set out 
below. The Committee is now approaching the fixing of 
the program for the year 1925. In order that the work to 
be done this year, may be compared with what has been 

done this year, the Program is set out in parallel col- 
umns, as follows: 

PROGRAM— 1924 AND 1925. 

1924 1925 

Bishop's Salary i. . $ 5,000 . 00 | 5,000 .00 

General Church quota i 22,000.00 25,000.00 

For New Work — Church Extension. . 8,000.00 i 

Operating expenses of the Diocese: 

Maintenance Bishop's House 300.00 300.00 

Bishop's Traveling Expenses... 200.00 200.00 

Bishop's Office 300 . 00 300.00 

Diocesan Office 300.00 300.00 

Secretary's Salary 250 . 00 250 . 00 

Treasurer's Salary 500.00 500.00 

Treasurer's Office Expenses.... 50.00 50.00 

Annual Convention 350.00 350.00 

Provincial Synod i 100 . 00 100 . 00 

Printing Journal 350.00 350.00 

Expenses Committees 500.00 500.00 

General Convention . .i 100.00 100.00 

Printing and Postage 300.00 300.00 

Interest on Notes : 500.00 500.00 

Pension Assessments, Missionary 

Clergy i 1,500 . 00 1,500 . 00 

Repairs and Insurance 900.00 900.00 

Stipends, Executive Secretary, Mis- 
sionary Clergy and others 28,000.00 28,000.00 

Total 1 $69,500.00 $64,500.00 

A comparison of the program shows only two changes. 
In 1924, our General Church quota was $22,000— in 1925 
it will be $25,000— involving an increase of $3,000. The 
other change is that in 1925 we included $8,000 for new 
work. We hoped to be able to have this amount for invest- 
ment in the many opportunities that are presented! through- 
out our Diocese. We were not able to raise it and because 
conditions are less favorable this year, we are not includ- 
ing it in our program for 1925. Since there are no other 
changes in the prog'ram, the net result is a difference of 
$5,000, making .our program for 1925 $64,500.00. 

So far we have considered only possible sources of in- 
come. When we finished our annual canvass in the Diocese 
last year the sum total of our pledges was not $64,500 that 
we needed, but $51,079.54. It was obvious, therefore, that 
the work we hoped to do could not all be done. Since the 
money was not available, we were obliged to retrench in 
our efforts. This retrenchment was accomplished by 
leaving vacant a number of fields that shoulc? 
have been filled, thereby effecting a saving of the 
stipends or salaries of missionary clergy, also a sav- 
ing of pension assessments for our clergy pension insur- 
ance and by curtailing, in every particular way, the ex- 
, penditure made on behalf of the Church. As the year 
progressed, our people paid their pledges with promptness 


and regularity and after the point had been reached and 
the necessary reduction effected, our Bishop fillea' all of his 
vacant fields so that today every post in the iJiocese is 
manned and the work is proceeding in every pansn ana 
established mission. While this must be graiitying w au 
churchmen, it nevertheless, carries with it the fact thai 
we cannot, in 1925, effect the reduction in expenditure tiiai 
was possible in 1924. Our posts have now ueen filled ann 
our men must be paid. We cannot turn off or discharge 
the workers who have come to us but must meet our con- 
tracts and pay them their stipends. 

In like manner, we must meet the increase in our con- 
tribution to the work of the General Church in this country 
and in foreign lands. It is therefore obvious that the in- 
crease which will be required must be met. The appor- 
tionment of the various parishes and missions will not 
be increased, but if we are to continue in the worjv ihac 
we have solemnly undertaken, the pledges of our people 
must be increased at least to the amounts of the apportion 
ment which was adopted by the Council of 1922 and ac- 
cepted by the parishes and missions iheie represented. 

Since our pledges last year were, in round numberd, 
$51,000.00 and our program for next year, without any 
allowance for extension of our work, will require $64,000.uu, 
it is obvious that the Church is confronted with the neces. 
sity of increasing the amount of the pledges by $13,u0u.ou. 
Of course it is equally obvious that if each parish couu; 
meet the apportionment it accepted, there would be no 
necessity for increase, in those parishes that have already 
paid or pledged their a.pponionment. 

Your committee feels that these facts should be pre 
sented to each man and woman in the Church in tni^ 
Diocese before the next unnual canvass is made. Last 
year the Diocese of East Carolina stood No. 1 in the list 
. of Dioceses in the United States. We are not a strong 
Diocese and the actual amount of money contributed to 
the General Church, and paid in full, is not great. We 
stand' forth, not because of what we have done, but by 
comparison with the sad failure of other Dioceses. 

Our real contribution has been in the demonstration thai 
even a weak Diocese, made up of a willing people, could 
do its share in God's work. Because we are watched by 
many and because our example has been of value, we must 
not fail in the coming year. The Committee hopes tuat 
every loyal Churchman may have these thoughts in mind 
in the approaching canvass and that each one will do hi.-^ 
or her part to accomplish the increase that is necessary in 
order that we may continue to stand as an example of co- 
operative effort, in which each individual shares, before 
our Church. 



The coming of Rev. Clarence O. Pardo as permanent 
Rector to the Parishes of the Church of the Advent, Wil- 
liamston, N. C, and Saint Martins, Hamilton, N. C, marks 
a new epoch in the life of these Parishes. During the 
month of September he came with his family and en- 
sconced himself in the rectory and very quickly in the 
hearts of the people. 

Mr. Pardo entered heartily into the work and many 
changes have come about for the spiritual uplift of the 
parish. He has re-organized the Bible class, which he 
teaches himself, and it has rapidly grown. Confirmation 
classes are held twice each week at the Rector's study 
and these are well attend'ed. Corporate Communion for 
the women and men has been held and Eucharist ic ser- 
vices for the young people. Quite a number of adults have 
been received in baptism during the month. His friends 
are increasing daily in and out of the Church and his con- 
gregations are multiplied. His sermons are bringing people 

to the Church, who are not in the habit of attending and 
the services are beautiful in their simplicity and order. 

The Parish Guild served prepared lunches at the recent 
Fair ana' received sufficient funds therefrom to taKe care 
Oi tne greater part of the pledge or quota. This band of 
women nas done much for the past year to keep the 
Cuurcn alive and has ueen and is ■ now most able aid to 
me vestry and Rector. 



(Paragraphs from the newspaper report.) 

"The question of how large a budget ought to be pre- 
sented 10 the next General Convention was next considered 
and various recommendations in this regard will be laid 
before the National Council. This problem necessarily 
involved the matter of quotas apportioned to dioceses un- 
atr the Canon and the response of the diocese through the 
oiierings. A ringing challenge to the Bishops was made 
by Bisnop Darst, who said that this was not a time to scale 
tne bua'gets down to the will of the dioceses but to scale 
the giving up to the will of God. There was evidenced a 
desire to readjust quotas rather than to reduce the total 
and a aisposition to feel that the real solution to the prob- 
lem lay in arousing the Churcn to a deeper sense of respon- 
siuility lor the Mission of the Church, which would neces- 
sarily express itself in providing a larger support. 

"The final question asked was this: 

■'What kind of a general or Church wide eftort of a more 
intensive character should be made in order to increase 
the missionary and evangelistic spirit of the Church? 

"During the various debates of the sessions many sug- 
gestions, basea' upon experience, were made as to ways, 
both educational and inspirational, of awakening interest 
and deepening the sense of responsibility. In addition to 
these Bishop Darst proposed a plan for a Church-wide eftort 
to revive the spiritual life of the Church. The proposed 
project was in the nature of a crusade, led by the Bishops, 
assisted by outstanding priests and laymen of the Church, 
involving the holding of a series of meetings in hundreds 
of places in the Church in the early part of 1925, in whicn 
would be stressed the dominant notes of evangelism, relig- 
ious education and social service. These meetings would 
be conducted simultaneously in many places and the whole 
project was to be concluded within a limited number of 
weeks. The belief was expressed that an intensive move- 
ment of this sort would have an uplifting and inspiring 
effect which would be permanent in the Church and which, 
through the widespread publicity it would provoke, would 
have an influence upon the whole nation" 


Preaching to a large congregation in S't. Mary's Church, 
Kinston, on a recent Sunday night, the Rev. John Hartley 
answered the arguments and refuted the statements made 
by Rupert Hughes, the novelist, in a magazine article on 
"Why I Quit Going to Church." The sermon was preach- 
ed upon request of many non-church goers. The Kinston 
Daily Free Press, in its news mention of the sermon, said; 
"The sermon required an hour to deliver. The clergyman 
analyzed the article paragraph by paragraph, and members 
of his congregation asserted that 'he tore the author's 
arguments to bits.' " Mr. Hughes' statement that "William 
.Jennings Bryan must be either ignorant or wilfully men- 
dacious regarding some religious affairs" was applied' to 
Mr. Hughes himself by Dr. Hartley. He said that Mr. 
Hughes showed himself ignorant of all the assured results 
of modern biblical and theological scholarship. 



At its meeting on October 7 ancf 8, at which the prob- 
lem of reducing the debt was considered and the Budget 
for 1925 was adopted, the National Council appointed a 
committee, consisting of the Rev. George Craig Stewart, 
D.D., Mr. James H. Pershing and Mr. John Stewart Bryan, 
to prepare a statement from the Council to the Church. 

The Father's Business demands both vision and valor. It 
also demands common sense. 

Economies in administration are necessary and must be 
vigorously enforced', but they must not impair efficiency. 
If they do, they are not economies but waste. 

Expansion of our work must go on if the Church is to 
live, but the measure of our receipts must be the measure 
of our expansion. Cords can be lengthened only as stakes 
are strengthened. The Father's Business must be solvent. 
Its credit must be first-class. (Imagination is necessary 
but the winged flights of imagination must be balanced and 
guided by sound judgment.) 

The National Council has scrutinized the budget of every 
department of the Church's work, and has pared the items 
of af?ministrative expense down to the quick: every requi- 
sition for funds from every field has been examined and 
re-examined before it has been admitted. At the meeting 
of the last Council drastic reductions in the budget netted 
a saving of $36,000. This is in addition to savings of more 
than $100,000 made during the past year. We are now sail. 
Ing as close to the wind as safety permits. No further 
economies on the budget can be recommended'. 

The next step is clear. We must increase our receipts 
or order a retreat. If we go forward it must be on a guar- 
antee of the present, not on a guess at the future. The 
Church of 1925 must make i)ossible the program of 1925. 

The past is already helping the present. Legacies and 
gifts from people now dead have created a reserve fund 
of $708,000 from which we may borrow to meet emergen- 
cies. It has all been borrowed. The National Council 
when it took u)) its work on January 1. 1920, inherited from 
the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society n deficit of 
$47S.fi52.48. This was the result of the oiierations of sev- 
eral years in which income was less than pxnenditures 
whi-^h had suddenly risen as a result of war cond'itions. 
To this deficit was added the originial exnen<=e of promot- 
ing the Nation Wide Campaign amounting to $341, 583. 4S. 
making a total deficit of $920,246 23. During the past four 
years that deficit has been reduced only $13,134.14. 

The Church of the present is not pulling its own load. 
Even with the legacies from the past it is barely holding 
its own. 

It must be clear to all, therefore, that a vigorous, determ- 
ined effort must be made in 1925. 

First, to raise every cent of the budget which is $4,- 
400,000. This will enable us to pay back a large part of 
the Reserve Deposit Accounts. 

Seconc?, to change the pi-ioritips (which renrescnt th" 
work we ought to do if we had the money) from numbered 
items in a printed program into realized advances for the 
Kingdom of God. 

Church people have the money. The total giving of our 
people for Church objects of every sort shows a great 
yearly increase. But the general work of the Church is 
not receiving one-tenth of that increase. 


Within two years after it began, the total annual salaries 
paid to clergy had increased niore than $2,400,000. This 
inci-ease alone is nearly as much as the total amount of 
offerings received last year by the National Council. 


The total combined income of dioceses for their own 
missionary work has leaped from $700,000, in 1918, to over 
$2,500,000. For the first time in the history of the Church 
the combined income from offerings for Diocesan Missions 
is greater than the total offerings for general missions. 
Add together the inci'ease in clergy salaries and" the in- 
crease in income for the Diocesan missions and the result 
is four times the increase in offerings for the National 
anc? International work of the Church. 

Are we losing our perspective? Are we in danger of sac- 
rificing the whole to the parts? Are we threatened again 
with the i)erll of parochialism and diocesanism? Are w# 
unthinkingly committing ourselves to a i)olicy that will in 
the long run defeat the one aim of the Church to "go 
into all the world and preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture?" Is the command of the Master to be "His witnesses 
in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and to the utter- 
most parts of the earth" losing its power in our Church 

We do not believe it. We have consulted with the suc- 
cessors of the Apostles, the Bishops of the Church of God 
in their several jurisd'ictions. They have with one accord 
called us to go forward. They have assured us of their 
nrdent leadership in realizing the Church's Program for 
1925. The women of the Church, through the Woman's 
Auxiliary have pledged themselves to even greater sacri- 
ficial labors for the Church's Program. We now call upon 
nil the clergy and all the laity in their several dioceses and 
missionary jurisdictions and under the leadership of the 
Bishoi)s to join with us in making the final year of the 
triennium, the year 1925, one worthy of the great traditions 
pf our Church. Sixteen hundred years ago the Council of 
Nicea was held. The best way to celebrate that event is 
to demonstrate the vilality of our Faith by the abundance 
of our work. 



Mrs. Staton has sent to the women's organizations of 
the Diocese a suggestion that they arrange to have Miss 
Lossie Cotchett, a returned missionary from- Alaska, visit 
them and make an address on her work. It is suggested 
that an itinerary be arranged, in order that Miss Cotchett 
mav visit the branches of the Auxiliary with as little ex- 
pense as nossible. Miss Cotchett's home ad'dress is 510 
Market Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Remember the Thanksgiving OiTering for the THOMP- 
SON OPPHANGE, November 27th. 


The Bishop's Letter. 

My last letter was -written from New York where I had 
gone to attend the special meeting of the House of Bishops, 
followed by the joint meeting of the House of Bishops 
and the National Council. 

On Sunday, October the twelfth I made an address on the 
Church Program in S't. Paul's Church, Philadelphia. 

On Wednesday, the fifteenth, I ordained the Rev. John 
W. Heyes to the priesthood ancJ celebrated Holy Commun- 
ion in Emmanuel Church, Farmville. 

The Ordination sermon was preached by the Rev. D. G. 
MacKinnon, S'.T.D., and the candidate was presented by 
the Rev. Robert B. Drane, D.D. Other clergy present and 
taking part in this impressive service were Rev. Messrs. 
W. R. Noe, J. E. W. Cook, Stephen Gardner, Joseph N 
Bynum, Clarence O. Pardo. George F. Cameron, Joseph 
M. Taylor and Sidney E. Matthews. 

On the evening of the fifteenth I preached and confirn.ed 
three persons, presented by the rector. Rev. James E. W. 
Cook in St. Paul's Church, Greenville. 

On Thursday afternoon, the sixteenth, I made an ad- 
d'ress and confirmed twenty-seven persons for the new St. 
Stephen's Colored Mission at Haddock Cross Roads in Pitt 
County. The candidates who had been prepared by the Rev. 
J. B. Brown and the Rev. E. S'. Willett were presented by 
the Rev. J. B. Brown. An account of this most interesting 
and significant service will be found in another part of the 
Mission Herald. 

On the night of the sixteenth I preached in St. James', 
Ayden, and was delighted to find that promising anf? at- 
tractive parish going forward along all lines under the 
fine leadership of the new Rector, Rev. George F. Cameron. 

On Friday, the seventeenth, at 7:30 p. m. I preached and 
confirmed five persons, presented by the rector Rev. Joseph 
N. Bynum, in St. Matthew's Church, Yeatesville. 

On Saturday, the eighteenth, St. Luke's Day — I preached, 
ordained Osmond J. M'^Leod to the Diaconate, ana' cele- 
brated Holy Communion in S't. Mary's Church, Belhaven. 

The candidate was presented by the Rev. Joseph N. 
Bynum, Rector of St. James' Church Belhaven. 

On Sunday morning, the nineteenth, I preached and con- 
firmed three persons presented by Mr. Bynum in St. James' 
Church, Belhaven. 

In the afternoon, piloted by Mr. Bynum, 1 went on to 
Sladesville where I preached to a wonderful congregation 
in St. John's Church, that night. 

On Monday I went on to S'wan Quarter where I joined 
the Rev. Sid'ney E. Matthews. 

Or that night I preached to our little Hock at Swan 
Quarter and many fricrds from the other churches, in the 
Methodist Church which had been graciously offered for 
our service. 

After this service I met the members of our Church in 
Swan Quarter and definite plans were made looking to the 
erection of a Church in that community in the near future. 

On Tuesday, the twenty-first, accompanied by Mr. Mat- 
thews, I went on to Fairfield, where I preached', and cele- 
brated Holy Communion in All Saints' Church at 11 a. m. 

From there we went on to Lake Landing in time for the 
opening service of the Edenton Convocation in St. George's 
Church, that night. 

On Wednesc?ay, the twenty-second, I attended the ses- 
sions of the Convocation, speaking at the Woman's meet- 
ing in the afternoon and making the closing address to the 
Convocation at night. 

The Convocation which was well attended, was helpful 
and inspiring, and we all enjoyed the gracious hospitality 
of the splendid people of Hyde County. 

On the morning of the twenty-third, the Rev. Theodore 
Partrick brought me on to Plymouth, and later in the day 

we went on to Roper where I preached and conflrmeoi two 
persons, presented by Mr. Partrick in St. Luke's Church, 
that night. 

On Friday evening I preached and confirmed six persons, 
presented by Mr. Partrick, in Grace Church, Plymouth. 

Sunday, the twenty-sixth, was truly a Red Letter Day. 

At eleven o'clock on that day, historic Old St. David's, 
Creswell, was filled with a great congregation made up in 
addition to the members of the Parish of representatives 
from Grace, Plymouth; St. Luke's,, Roper. St. Andrew's, 
Columbia; Galilee Mission, Lake Phelps, and* many mem- 
bers of the other churches in the community, including < 
the Methodist Minister and his ent,ire congregation. 

Mr. Partrick, Chairman of the District, made a stirring 
address, and I then spoke on the opportunities before the 
Church in East Carolina. 

I then confirmed six persons, presented by the Rector, 
Rev. Charles E. Williams, and celebrated Holy Communion, 
at which time about one hundred and twenty-five persons 
were received. 

After a bountiful dinner on the Church lawn, we went 
on to the new mission at Lake Phelps' where I had the 
privilege of preaching in the recently completed Galilee 
Chapel, and' confirming eleven persons, presented by Mr. 

I trust that Mr. Partrick, who was present, will make 
use of his facile pen in giving you a more adequate report 
of this wonderful service. 

From there, Mr. Williams and 1 went on to Columbia 
where I preached in our beautiful and well appointed St. 
Andrew's Church that night, and confirmed one person, 
in-esented by Mr. Williams. It was a crowded day but a 
very happy one. 

On Tuesday, the twenty-eighth, accompanied by Dr. and 
Mrs. Hartley and other friends, I oVove out from Kinston 
to Holy Innocents" Church, Lenoir County, for the meet- 
ing of the Wilming*;on Convocation. 

In the afternoon I spoke to the women of the Convoca- 
tion, and at night I preached and confirmed nine persons, 
liresented by the Rector, Rev. George F. Cameron. 

This meeting of the Wilmington Convocation — the first 
in several years — was helpful and stimulating, and we feel 
that under the wise and faithful lead'ership of the new 
Dean, Rev. Alexander Miller, the Convocation will once 
more become a helpful factor in the life of the Church in 
the Southern part of the Diocese. 

The loyal jjeojile of Holy Innocents' parish entertained 
the Convocation in their proverbial and whole-hearted way. 

On Wednesday, the twenty-ninth, the Rev. W. R. Noe 
and I met the Colored' Clergy of the Diocese in St. AuguS"- 
tine's Church, Kinston, and discussed with them certain 
plans for the extension of the work among the Colored 
people of East Carolina. 

Our Colored work was never more thoroughly organized 
than at present: and the work of the recently appointed 
Field Secretary, Rev. E. S. Willett, has proven conclusively 
the wisdom of the Executive Council in creating this office. 

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the privilege of riding to 
Wilmington, through the country with the Rev. and Mrs. 
Walter R. Noe, my attractive namesake, Thomas Darst 
Noe, and the Rev. Alexander Miller, thus ending a sixteen 
d'ay tour in which I had visited 18 churches in six counties, 
preached 19 times, confirmed 73 persons, ordained one Dea- 
con and attended the meetings of both Convocations. 

November promises to be a very busy month also, and 
I am hoping to have an interesting report for the December 
Mission Herald. 

The very beautiful custom of having a Corporate Com- 
munion for the men and boys of the parish in the first 
Sunday in Advent is being very generally observed through- 
out the Church and I trust that such services may be held 
in our parish this year wherever possible. While these ser- 
vices are usually held under the auspices of the Brother- 


hood of St. Andrew, it is quite fitting ttiat they shouUr 
be held even in those parishes where there is no chapter 
of the Brotherhood. 

In closing, may I emphasize again the great importance 
of a thorough "Every Member Canvass" this fall. Every 
parish and mission in the Diocese is in charge of a clergy- 
man. Our work is going forward splendidly aloug all lines. 
God is blessing our efforts and opening new fields of service 
before us constantly. WE MUS'T NOT FAIL HIM. Af 
whatever sacrifice, we must not only hold the line, but go 
forward and win new heights for Him. 

Because I know your faith and your zeal, because I 
love you and trust you, I know you will do your full part 
in carrying forward the great work intrusted to our hand's. 

Faithfully and affectionately, 

Your friend and Bishop, 





(By Theodore Partrick, 

The weather man having removed all doubt as to the 
negotiability of the Hyde County roads, and following their 
desire to test the accuracy of the reports that had come 
to them of the great hospitality of the people of Hyde, 
a good number of delegates attended the 183rd meeting 
of the Convocation of Ed'enton at St. George's, Lake Land- 
ing, on October 21-22. They were richly repaid for their 
journey, for it was good to breathe the spiritual and social 
atmosphere that was found there. They found Hyde county 
remote from daily newspaper, telegraph offices and such 
things, but fully aware of the possibilities of entertain- 

At the opening service on Tuesday evening the 21st, the 
Dean, the Rev. Howard Alligood, presided and made an in- 
troductory address. The Preacher, the Rev. .1. E. W. Cook, 
was equal to the occasion. His sermon was heard ana' 
enjoyed by a congregation that filled all available space in 
St. George's. 

At the first business session on Wednesday morning 
the Rev. Howard Alligood was re-elected Dean of the Con- 
vocation, and the Rev. C. E. Williams was re-elected Sec- 
retary-Treasurer. The Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., presented 
the claims of St. Augustine's S'chool, Raleigh. Dr. Drane 
was appointed to solicit funds for this institution, following 
the action of the diocesan Council in endorsing the plan to 
aid in raising funds for the erection of the Hunter Memo- 
rial Building. 

At eleven o'clock the central service of the Convocation 
was held, a celebration of the Holy Communion for all of 
the o'elegates and visitors. The Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., 
was celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Theodore Partrick, 
Jr. The sermon was preached by the Rev. J. N. Bynum, 
in the absence of the Rev. G. F. Hill, who was on the pro- 
gram. At this service a memorial window to Bishop 
Strange, presented by the Woman's Auxiliary, was un- 
veiled by the president of the local chapter. Bishop Darst 
dedicated the window with appropriate remarks and 

Following the service, dinner was spread on the church 
grounds. There was an abundance of the good food that 
the visitor has been led to expect from the Hyd'e County 

In the afternoon there was an extended business session 
of the Convocation, mainly taken up with parochial re- 
ports. The reports from the parishes and missions of the 
Convocation reveal a healthy condition. Of particular hojie- 
fulness v/as the assurance, given by so many of the clergy, 
that the young people were receiving attention. The 

Rev. J. N. Bynum conducted a conference on Christian 
Social Service which was very helpful. 

Late in the afternoon the women of the Convocation 
came from their meeting to join the men in listening to 
an address by the Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive Secretary, 
on "The Church's Program." ' Mr. Noe challenged his 
hearers to support the Program as a minimum charge 
upon our Christian responsibility. 

At the closing service on Wednesday evening there were 
three addresses. The Rev. S'tephen Gardner, of St. Peter's, 
Washington, spoke on the value of co-operation. The Rev. 
E. T. Jillson, of Holy Trinity, Hertford, spoke on personal 
religious devotion. As the climax of the service and the 
meeting of the Convocation, Bishop Darst made an effective 
presentation of the need' for the advancement of the line 
established by the Church in East Carolina. The Rev. 
James E. W. Cook in a happy speech thanked the people 
of St. George's and their neighbors for their hospitable 
treatment of the visitors. 



(The Rev. J. E,. W. Cook in Greenville Reflector.) 

One of the most wonderful meetings ever held in Pitt 
County was held Thursday afternoon in the one-room 
school house at Haddock's Cross Roads. 

The situation is four miles from Ayden, out in the woods, 
in a scattered colored community. Here the Bishop of the 
Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, D.D., accompanied by 
the Revs. Geo. F. Cameron, Rector of S't. James' Church, 
Ayden, and James E. W. Cook, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Greenville, met the Field Secretary of the Colored work, 
the Rev. E. S. Willett and the Rev. John B. Brown, Rector 
of St. Paul's church (colored), Washington, N. C. A white 
cloth on the table and white hangings on the wall typified' 
the altar; school benches served for pews. Through the 
unshaded windows the warm afternoon sun flooded the 

A fine group of colored people formed the congregation. 
Evening prayer was read, and after singing, the Bishop 
preached a sermon on the Pentecost of the Early Church, 
and afterwards confirmed twenty-seven colored people who 
were presented for confirmation, 14 women and 13 men. 

This religious awakening at Hado'ock's Cross Roads is 
largely due to the self-sacrificing services of John Lips- 
combe, of Ayden. The whole community is deeply inter- 
ested in the project of building a church. An acre of land 
has been purchased and cleared and lumber is being pre- 
pared to start its erection in the immediate future, and 
these colored converts are doing all in their power to 
hasten the time when they will have a church of their own. 
They have taken the name of St. Stephen's Mission, and 
something of the martyr's spirit is seen in their earnest- 
ness and zeal. As the candic?ates knelt on the bare floor 
to receive the laying on of hands the little old school house 
was lit up with a glory that did not come from the sun 
alone. With the eye of faith one could still say, "Beloved', 
I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing 
on the right hand of God." 

The Rev. J. N. Carter was ordered deacon in St. Mark's 
Colored Church, Wilmington, on October 4th, by Bishop 
Darst. The ordinacion sermon was preached by the Rev. 
R. I. Johnson, Rector of St. Cyprian's, New Bern. The 
candidate was presented by the Rev. J. R. Mallett, of 
the board of examining chaplains. Other clergy present 
and taking part were the Rev. Messrs. Alexander Miller 
and C. E. Willett. Mr. Carter is at present professor of 
Latin in the Negro High School, of Wilmington. 


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Remember your responsibility to the Thompson Orphan- 
age on Thanksgiving Day. They are your children, look- 
ing to you for support. 

We regret that the d^tes of the meeting of the Synod 
in St. James, Wilmington, makes it impossible for tlK 
Mission Herald to carry an account of it in the Noveinbei 
issue. East Carolina feels greatly honored by the pres- 
ence of so many distinguished and consecrated sons an 
daughters of the Church. This paper hopes to have a full 
account of the meeting in the December number. 

The Mission Herald heartily agrees with Mr. S'chaad, 
one of the speakers at the Synod, that Evangelism is a 
cure for many of the present problems of the Church. 
But the kind of evangelism that breeds dissension among 
brethren; that creates a mistrust of other men's motives; 
and which leaves in its wake a spirit of self-righteou.^ 
criticism of all other plans of salvation except that patent- 
ed and "incorporatea" by some one evangelist, is distinctly 
not to our liking. Of such, we have had too much. 

If religion in a man's life makes him bitter and resent- 
ful toward all opposition; if it gives him license to make 
a vulgar parade of all his peculiar antipathies; if it makes 
him feel free to appeal to the racial and religious jeal- 
ousies of people; if it makes him self-righteous and con- 
temptuously critical of all those who differ with him in 
their understanding of sacred truth, — then we would feel 
justified in saying that we will follow the example of our 
Master, and cast our lot with the sinners, for we will find 
them kinder, more charitable, and easier to live with, — to 
May the least. 

It is a fact worthy of mention, that the two Convocations 
of East Carolina met this Fall in two strictly rural parish- 
es; country churches far removed' from the railroad, or 
moving picture theatres, etc. St. George's, Hyde County, 
and Holy Innocents', Seven S'prings, are an illustration of 
the fact that an Episcopal Church in the country can be 
strong and vigorous. We wish with all our heart that 
there were more such churches and we must confess to 
our shame that we have abandoned that field to the other 
communions with too easy a conscience. A recent expe- 
rience of the writer came as something of a shock to him. 
After preaching to a large congregation in a country cnur> 
several of his hearers came up to him and said: "This is 
the first time I have ever heard an Episcopal preacher." 
We think it would be a fine thing for the Church if she 
ministered to the people in the country more. And loving 
the Church as we do, and believing in her mission, we 
think it would be fine for the people to have this ministry. 


There are so many reasons why every Church should 
have the annual every member canvass. For one thing, 
it is the only organized way of giving every member of 
the church an oijportunity to contribute. (We like to think 
of giving as an opportunity and a privilege, and not sim- 
ply as a duty.) Th3 canvass accentuates the fact that 
every member of the church is a vital factor in her lii., 
and that she looks to them to further the objects that call- 
ed her into being. It gives every member of the church 
a chance to give expression to their spiritual growth. It 
is a reminder of the great commission of our Lord to all 
those who follow Him: "Go ye into all the world and preach 
the gospel to every creature." It furnishes the only real 
basis upon which a church can make out a budget and 
support the cause of Christ in an adequate manner, it i.. 
a method by which we can escape the haphazard business 
practices that have hindered' the effectiveness of the Church 
in the past. That parish or mission which fails to have 
an every member canvass this Fall will almost surely 
underrate the possibilities of its people. It will be doing 
them an injustice and will be holding back that part of 
the line that God has given it. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. J. W. Charles, B. S. Hos- 
kins, Mrs. J. W. Cooper, Mrs. C. H. Turner, Mrs. W. J. I 
McWilliams, W. W. Moore, E. A. Johnson, Mrs. W. H. ■ 
McClain, Rev. S. N. Griffith, Miss Fannie Bryan, Mrs. M. 
B. S'mith, Rev. G. W. Lay, Mrs. M. E. Price, Miss Myrtle ■ 

Swindell, Miss Josephine Whitney, Mrs. Irene Smith, Mrs. j 
J. C. Davis, J. W. Starr, Mrs. F. L. Gladstone, Mrs. W. G. ^ 
Pulliam, Mrs. A. J. Cahoon, Mrs. G. A. Cardwell, Miss 
Bernice Durgin, Mrs. B, J. Moore, Mrs. M. L. Worthington, 
Mrs. A. L. Blow, W. T. Hines, Mrs. W. E. Mewborn, Mrs. 
S. M. Swindell, Mrs. F. S'. Jarvis. J. G Bragaw. Total 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. T. H. Myers 
$2.00; Mrs. Clayton Moore, $2.00; Mrs. M. Butt, $1.50; Rev. 
H. A. Cox, $2.00; Mrs. Margaret Nelson, $2.00; Mrs. W. S. 
Jordan, $2.00. Mrs. P. L. Bridgers, $2.00; Mrs. J. D. Bain, 
$2.00; The Misses Munds, $3.00; Miss Lida Rodman, $3.00; 
Mrs. F. B. Gault, $2.00; Mrs. John C. James, $2.00; Mrs. 
French Bennett, $4.00; M. R. Griffin, $2.00; Mrs. R. W. 
Smith, $1.50. H. C. Hines, $2.00; Miss Nettie Kilpatrick, 
$3.00; Mrs. C. E. McCullen, $3.00; Mrs. J. Hicks Bunting, 
$2.00; Miss Hattie Eyrick, $2.00. Total $45.00. 

Total for month, $76.00. 

A gift to an Orphanage is a d'eposit in the Bank of 
Heaven, and no bank on earth is so safe, and none pays 
such large dividejads." 



"0 live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 


Nov. 23 — Sunday next before Advent 
27 — Thanksgiving Day 
30 — ^First Sunday in AcTvent 
1 — St. And'rew, Apostle 
7 — Second Sunday in Advent 
14 — Third Sunday in Advent 
21 — Fourth Sunday in Advent 
22 — S. Thomas, Apostle 






Nov. 2 — St. Philip's, S'outhport, A. M. 

St. John's, Wilmington, joint meeting of all the Wil- 
mington Churches P. M. 

Nov. 6 — St. Martin's, Hamilton, P. M. 

7. Church of the Advent, Williamston, P. M. 

Nov. 9 — Ordination to the Priesthood of the Rev. J. M. 
Taylor, Christ Church, New Bern, A. M. 

Meeting in interest of Church Program P. M. 

Nov. 11-13— Meeting of the Synod of the Province of 
Sewanee, St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

Nov. 16 — St. Stephen's, Red Springs, A. M 

St. John's, Fayetteville, P. M. 

Nov. 20-22— Trinity Church, Lumberton. 

Nov. 23 — Christ Church, Hope Mills A. M. 

S't. Matthew's, Maxton, afternoon. 

Trinity Church, Lumberton, P. M. 

Nov. 25 — Consecration of Rev. Frank Juhan as Bishop of 
Florida in St. John's Church, Jacksonville. 

Nov. 30— Holy Trinity, Hertford, A. M. 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City, P. M. 

Dec. 1— St. Peter's Church, Sunbury, P. M. 

Dec. 2 — St. Mary's Church, Gatesville, P. M. 

Dec. 3 — St. Barnabas Church, Murfreesboro. A. M. 

St. John's Church, Winton, P. M. 

Dec. 7— St. Paul's, Edenton, A. M. and P. M. 

Mission Mege, afternoon. 

Dec. 9-10 — Meeting of the Field Department of the Na- 
tional Council, New York. 

Dec. 14 — St. Peter's, Washington, A. M. and P. M. 

Dec. 15— St. John's, Pitt County, P. M. 

Dec. 16 — St. Andrew's, Morehead, P. M. 

17— St. Paul's, Beaufort, P. M. 

Dec. 21 — St. Stephen's, Goldsboro, A. M. 

Mission. Pikeville. P. M. 


The little Episcopal mission of PoUocksville, N. C, wish- 
es to call attention to those who are interested in its 
growth that the annual bazaar held for the benefit of the 
Church building fund will be held on or about December 
5, 1924. Contributions of any kind will be gratefully re- 

The mission at PoUocksville is small and works under the 
added disadvantage of not having a building of its own 
in which to hold regular services. Its members however 
are glad to report that the building fund is growing, and 
asks that those who feel inclined send contributions in 
fancy work or silver or any other contribution which may 
be sold at a bazaar. 

To those who have contributed in the past the mission 
wishes to express its sincere thanks. 

For the Mission. 

The Parish sustained a great loss last summer in the 
removal to Washington, D. C, of Mrs. Rust Smith, Presi- 
dent of the Church Service League, who had maa'e her 
home here tor the past two years. Mrs. Smith had con- 
ducted the League with energy and tact, and had inspired 
the membership with her generous giving and entliusiasm. 
Her daughter, Mrs. VVentworth Pierce, who with, her 
three children also removed to Washingion, is greatly 
missed in Church and Sunday School. 

St. Stephen's Sunday school under the Superintendency of 
Mr. John F. Hicks, has had its most successful year. The 
average attena'ance steadily grows, as also do the oiierings 
and the interest. Mr. Kenneth Royall undertook a class 
for larger boys early in the year and has continued it 
with unfailing success. The Rector's class for adults is 
larger than for many years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Z. btanton, who came here from Minnesota 
two years ago, are living out in the county a good many 
miles from the Church, but they contrive a way to attend 
on the greater days of the Church year, and greatly value 
lae privilege. 

Mr. Needham B. Outlaw, second in age of any of our 
congregation, celebrated his birthday on November 6th. 
Five of his children, with many grand and great grana 
chilci'ren were present. The Rector and Mrs. Cone wiin 
a large circle of friends from Wayne and neighboring 
counties, enjoyed the festivities in honor of this faithful 
Churchman, who is the only surviving Confederate soldier 
in the Parish. 

Mrs. Ernest B. Dewey, formerly Miss Sallie Arringtou, 
a life long member of St. Stephen's, died alter a painful 
illness of several weeks on November 5. Mrs. Dewey was 
related to many of the old families of the county, and was 
also very popular with old and young in Goldsboro Society. 
A loyal and regular communicant, earnest and steadfast 
in her work for the parish and missionary causes of the 
Church, she was greatly beloved by the members of the 
Woman's Auxiliary, ana' her going leaves a serious gap 
in the ranks of the parish workers. 

The Treasury Department, under the efficient manage- 
ment of Mr. Fitzhugh i^ee and his assistant. Miss Sallie 
F. Hicks, has carried on successfully through a year which 
has brought unusual strains upon the parochial finances. 
Besides meeting punctually all current obligations at home 
and abroad, expensive repairs to Church and Parish house 
have been paid for, and a floating debt of $1,000, incurred 
some years ago, has been practically wiped out. The 
cooperation of individual subscribers as well as of the 
league circles has been generous and constant. 


TO BE INFORMED. If I read The Spirit of Missions 
and The Church at Work and my d'iocesan paper and other 
literature, I shall know what my Church is doing to spread 
the Gospel. 

TO PRAY. I can pray regularly that Christ's Kingdom 
shall come every where and that I and all other Christians 
shall have a missionary spirit. 

TO WORK. I can tell the rector that I am ready to be 
drafted for any work for which he thinks I am fitted, and 
then cheerfully make good in any duties assigned me. 

TO PLEDGE SUPPORT. As the Church has budgets in 
parish, diocese and nation, I ought to indicate by a pledge 
in the Every Member Canvass to what extent I will share 
in providing for these budgets, and my share ought to be 
according to my means. 

TO GIVE. Unless prevented by unforeseen disaster, I 
ought to pay what I pledge and I ought to make my pay- 
ments regularly and promptly. 



Personal Items. 

The Rev. John H. Harding, D.D., who for a number of 
years has been a prominent clergyman of the Diocese of 
Western New York, preached in St. Peter's Churcli, Wash- 
ington, on a recent Sunday, while on a visit to relatives. 
Dr. Harding is a son of the Rev. Israel Hard'ing, of revered 
memory, who was a pioneer in the missionary work of 
the Church in East Carolina. 

■ The Rev. J. T. McDuffie, Rector of S't. Stephen's Church, 
colored, of Winston-Salem, has been called to St. Mark's 
Church, Wilmington. 

The Rev. A. ,J. Mackie, who has been a missionary in 
Cuba for the past year, has been called to St. Thomas, 
Windsor; Grace, Wcodville; St. Mark's, Roxobel; and 
Holy Innocents', Avoca. It is expected that he will accept 
as Mrs. Mackie's health has not been good in Cuba. 

The Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., Rector of S't. James, Wil- 
mington, held a number of conferences on "The Church's 
Program" in the diocese of Upper South Carolina during 
the week beginning October 27th. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, Rector of St. Paul's, Green- 
ville, held conferences on "The Church's Program" in 
Gates, Hertford, and Bertie counties, November 3 to G 

Friends in the diocese will be interested to learn that 
the Rev. R. E. Gribbin, former Rector of St. John's, Wil- 
mington, has received ai call to become Rector of St. 
Luke's, Atlanta, one of the largest parishes in the South. 

The Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L., vice-chairman of the Dio- 
cesan Department of Religious Education, conducted con- 
ferences on religious education in S't. James, Wilmington, 
October 22, 23 and 24. 

Conferences on "The Church's Program" will be held 
by the Bishop and Executive Secretary in Christ Church, 
New Bern, and St. John's, Fayetteville, during the month 
of November. 

Mr. George B. Elliott, vice-chairman of the diocesan de- 
partment of Missions and Church Extension, was the spec- 
ially invited speaker at a great meeting of the laymen of 
the Episcopal Church in the diocese of Southwest Vir- 
ginia, in Roanoke, Va.. on October 2nd. 


(Morning Star, Nov. 3rd.) 

Arrangements have been completed for the joint meeting 
of all the Episcopal parishes of the city, which will be 
held in St. John's church. Third and Red Cross streets, 
tonight at 8 o'clock. 

After a short service addresses will be made by the 
Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., rector of St. James' Church, and 
the Right Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of the Dio- 

The purpose of the meeting is to present to the mem- 
bers of the Episcopal churches here, and other interested 
friends, some of the opportunities for service in the dio- 
cese of East Carolina, as well as in the nation and world. 

Both Bishop Darst and Dr. Milton have recently atten(?ed 
a joint meeting of the House of Bishops and National 
Council in New York, at which time plans were discussed 
in connection with the forward work of the church for the 
next three years. The meeting was both Interesting and 

stimulating and both speakers have messages that those 
who are interested in the work of the Episcopal church in 
the extension of the Kingdom of God cannot afford to miss. 

It is especially fitting that this meeting should be held 
in S't. John's church, as today marks the close of the 
rectorship of the Rev. J. R. Mallett. 

This meeting will give the clergy and people of the 
city an opportunity of wishing God speed to this popular 
young clergyman, who will leave in a few days for his new 
work in Cleveland', Ohio. 

Diocesan News. 


A preaching mission conducted by the Rev. Bertram E. 
Brown, of Calvary Church, Tarboro, was scheduled for 
St. Paul's, Edenton, the week beginning November 17th. 
Mr Brown is an effective missioner. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese met at Holy 
Innocents, Seven Springs, during the meeting of the Convo- 
cation of Wilmington, Oct. 27-29. The Rev. Messrs. R. B. 
Drane, D.D., and Stephen Gardner, of the Ed'enton Convo- 
cation, were present. 

The Rev. O. J. McLeod was ordered deacon in St. Mary's 
Colored Church, Belhaven, N. C, on St. Luke's Day, October 
18, by the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, Bishop of East Caro- 
lina, Bishop Darst preached the ordination sermon, and 
the candidate was presented by the Rev. J. N. Bynum, 
Rector of St. James', Belhaven. Mr. McLeod will continue 
as minister in charge of St. Mary's. 

In a letter of recent date the diocesan president of the 
Auxiliary, Mrs. Staton, reminds the women of the Fall 
offering for the United Thank Offering. In many parishes 
and missions there have been corporate communions, at 
which time the women have made their offering. 

One of the most active branches of the Young People's 
Service League in the Diocese is that of St. John's, Fayette- 
ville. On several occasions recently the young people of 
this organization have had charge of the evening service 
at S't. John's. They hope to be visited soon by the Rev. 
Gordon M. Reese. 

The visit of the Rev. Carroll M. Davis, of the Depart- 
ment of Missions of the National Council, to a number of 
churches in East Carolina during the week beginning 
October 26th, was very beneficial. Dr. Davis informed the 
Mission Herald that he was heard by large congregations 
in all of the churches. 

It will be learned with great pleasure that the faithful 
communicants of the Church at Swan Quarter will soon 
have a church of their own. At a service conducted by 
the Bishop on October 20th, sufficient funds were pledged' 
to insure the erection of a church building at an early 

The Rev. G. F. Cameron writes the Mission Herald: 
"During the week of October 13th, the Rev. W. R. Noe 
conducted a mission for us at St| John's, Pitt County. 
His messages were fine, and we believe that they will help 
us very much. The services were well attended, considering 
the fact that the Greenville fair was being held at the same 
time. There are several different denominations in our 
community, but all the people come to our services, and 
seem to enjoy our way of worshipping." 



Diocese of East Carolina. 


Grace and St. Peter's Church, Baltimore, attracted the 
attention of the whole Church recently by giving the larg- 
est sum for Japan Reconstruction that was credited to 
any single congregation. This was no accident. The 
Rector is the Rev. H. P. Almon-Abbott, D.D., and he 
throws light upon this and" other achievements of his 
people in a recent letter to Mr. Franklin. "We have really 
had a remarkable experience in Missionary Giving," he 
says: "In 1915 the total revenue of Grace and St. Peter's 
for all purposes was $17,800. In 1919 we were assessed 
$24,000 for Missions alone. We have always met our ap- 
portionment and' a little over. Last year our revenue was 
$88,149.44. This year we will exceed anything before- and 
we will be ahead on cur N. W. C. 

"Verily the Lord blesses the congregation that believes 
in Missions." — From "The Church at Work." 

Paid by 
, I Apportion- Paid by Church 

ment. Pledge Parish School 

Atkinson, St. Thomas'$ 100.00 $100.00 $ 13.00 $ 

Ayden, St. James... 320.00 320.00 150.00 . .i 

Aurora, Holy Cross.. 1000.00 263.20 i. . 28.00 

*Bath, St. Thomas'.. 100.00 100.00 77.00 7.38 

830.00 600.00 354.23 112.95 

750.00 500.00 323.25 86.21 

180.00 150.00 101.15 


500.00 4UU.UU I. 


Beaufort, St. Paul's.. 
Belhaven, S't. James' 
Eonnerton, St. John's 
*Chocowinity, Trinity 
Clinton, St. Paul's. . . 
Creswell, St. David's 
Edenton, S't. Paul's.. 
Elizabeth C.,ChristCh. 2415.00 
Fayettev'e, St. John's 4665.00 
Fayette'e, St. Joseph's 200.00 
Gatesville, St. Mary's 250.00 
Goldsb'o, St. Stephen's 1950.00 
Greenville, St. Paul's 2100.00 

Griffon, S't.John's 360.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 280.00 
Hertford,Holy Trinity 1170.00 
Hope Mills,Christ Ch. 280.00 

Jessama, Zion 275 . 00 

Kinston, St. Mary's.. 3200.00 
L. Land., St. George's 390.00 
New Bern, Christ Ch. 4830.00 
New Bern, St. Cyprian's 590.00 
Plymouth, Grace Ch.. 1230.00 
Red S'pgs, St. Stephen's 
Roper, St. Luke's. . . 
*Sev. Spgs.,Holy Inno' 
Southport.St. Philip's 
Vanceboro, S't. Paul's 
Washing., St. Peter's 6255.00 
Williamston.Ch.of Adt 800.00 
Wilmington — 

Good Shepherd . . . 610 . 00 

St. James' 11040.00 

*St. John's 3500.00 

St. Mark's 780 . 00 

S't. Paul's 1995.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas' 1290.00 
Winton, St. John's.. 250.00 
Woodville, Grace Ch. 500.00 
Belhaven, St. Mary's 220.00 
*Bunyan, St.Stephen's 25.00 
Burgaw, St. Mary's.. 120.00 
Columbia, St. And... 320.00 


$ 100.00 




































































Paid by 

Apportion- Paid by Church 

ment. Pledge Parish School 

Edenton, St. John's. . 175.00 175.00 75.00 20.50 

*Edward, Redeemer 50.00 50.00 i 

Eliza. C, St. Philip's 50.00 50.00 5 50 20.00 

Fairfield, AH Saints' 35.00 35.00 

Faison, St. Gabriel's 50.00 50.00 50.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 530.00 530.00 18.28 

Kinston, St. August's 50.00 50.00 20.00 

*Lumberton, Trinity. 100.00 100.00 5.00 

*Maxton, St. Matth's 100.00 100.00 . .i 6.14 

*North WestAll Souls 1 00 . 00 100 . 00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's. . 165.00 165.00 95.00 11.50 

*Sladesville, St.John's 30.00 30.00 

S'unbury, St. Peter's 110.00 5G.00 56.00 i 

Trenton, Grace Ch.. . 270.00 75.00 40.82 

Wash., St. Paul's 400.00 300.00 25.75 i 

Snow Hill, St. Barn. 300.00 300.00 175.00 

Whiteville, Grace Ch. 90.00 90.00 3t).70 8.87 

Wilmington, Ascension 100.00 60.00 1.35 53.23 

Winterville.St. Luke's 200.00 200.00 144.00 : 

Wrightsville.St. And's 100.00 100.00 25.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matt. 130.00 130.00 30.00 

Aurora, St. Jude's... 110.00 100.00 80.00 20.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 130.00 130.00 102.00 5.50 

Ayden, St. Thomas'. . 45.00 45.00 

Beaufort, St. Clem.. . 30.00 30.00 4.10 

Goldsboro, St. Andw. 85.00 85.00 25.00 

Greenville, St. And'w 125.00 125.00 45.00 2.27 

Jasper, St. Thomas.. 50.00 50.00 14.00 

Kinston, Christ Ch 60.00 25.00 20.11 

Morehead C, St. And. 70.00 70.00 62.35 

Murfreesboro, St. Bar. 50.00 50.00 33.35 ;. . 

Oriental, St. Thom.. 50.00 50.00 

Pikeville, Mission ... 50 . 00 50 .00 i 

Pollocksville, Mission 48.00 48.00 36.76 6.39 

Roper, St. Ann's 140.00 65.00 

Rowland, Mission 70.00 59.80 46.00 

Swan Quar., Calvary 60.00 30.00 39.50 

*Wallace, Mission... 50.00 50.00 . .; 

Warsaw, Calvary 80.00 80.00 40.00 

Total $64593T0y"$5T079764~$28T09T2T$3800725 

*The asterisk denotes that the final report of the Every 
Member Canvass has not been received and for this reason 
the pledge is suijposed to be no less than the api)ortion- 

Note — Five Parishes have paid in full. 

Ten Parishes have paid nothing. 

In ten Parishes nothing has been ])aid by adults — only 
money received came from the Church School Chilr?i'en 
Ten months of the year have elapsed. Of the pledge made 
there is due (in round numbers) $42,633. Against this 
there has been credited $28,109.29 from Parishes and $3.- 
800.25 fron'i Church Schools, leaving an actual balance in 
arrears of $10,848.00. The Treasurer was compelled to bor- 
row money from the Bank to pay the stipends for October. 
Continued ability to do this is doubtful. 

T. D. MEARES. Treasurer. 


Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, Who has taught 
us by Thy dear S'on to love Thee and to love our neighbor 
as ourselves, send Thy blessing, we beseech Thee, upon all 
those who are giving themselves to the service of their 
fellowmen, and sustain them in all their work — striving 
with the consciousness of Thy Presence and ajiproval — until 
at last by Thy mighty power, over this troubled world (he 
dawn breaks and the shadows forever flee away. Through 
Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee anc? the Hoiy 
Ghost be all honor and glory, world without end — AMEN. 

Approved for use in the Diocese of East Carolina . 





(By Theodore Partrick, Jr.) 

Sunday, October 26th, will be long remembered by the 
Episcopalians of Washington and Tyrrell counties as a day 
of great spiritual uplift and fellowship. On this day the 
people from the four churches and one chapel of the two 
counties, together with many friends from the other com- 
munions, came together to hear Bishop Darst preach at 
three great services, to take counsel, and to enjoy the 
delicious food that was provided by the far-famed house- 
wives of Creswell. 

At an eleven o'clock service at old St; DaviQ''s, near Cres- 
well, a very large congregation made up of Church people 
from Creswell, Roper, Columbia. Lake Phelps, Plymouth 
and surrounding country heard Bishop Darst make an ad- 
dress on "The Church's Program," which greatly stirred 
them. This was preceded by a brief address by the Rev. 
Theodore Partrick, Jr., chairman of the district, and" fol- 
followed by a confirmation service, at which the Rector, 
the Rev, C. E. Williams, presented a class to the Bishop. 
At the Communion service there was a great throng who 
knelt at the chancel rail, and" one felt that there was a real 
dedication of life to the Master's Cause. 

An elaborate dinner was spread on improvised tables in 
S't. David's church yard, provided by the Creswell people. 
It was a real feast of good things. 

In the afternoon the majority of visitors followed the 
Bishop and Rector to Lake Phelps, where the former ])reach- 
ed and confirmed a class in the new chapel, Galilee. The 
service in the chapel, which yet lacks most of the neces- 
sary furnishings, was simplicity itself. The Bishop's ser- 
mon was the loving message of a father to his children 
in the spirit. As old and young; men, women and chil- 
dren, came forward for the laying on of hands, there were 
tears in the eyes and a song in the heart of those who 
looked on. To see these under-privileged, neglected people 
respond to the loving ministry of Mr. Williams and his 
workers was a great privilege. One felt again that the 
Church is about the Father's business. 

On Sunday evening the Bishop visited St. Andrew's, 
Cohimbia, where for the third" lime he was greeted by 
an over-fiow congregation. The loyal people of this Church 
are joyful over the many signs of life and vigor in their 



(Correspondence to the Mission Herald.) 

The women of the Convocation of Edenton met with 
St. George's, Lake Landing, Wednesd'ay, October 22nd. 
The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. 
Richard Williams. The Rev. S. B. Matthews, the Chaplain, 
led the devotional exercises. 

Mrs. C. A. Mann, president of the local Auxiliary, gave 
a most gracious welcome to the women of the Convocation, 
which was responded to by Mrs. L. E. Thompson, of Aurora. 

The roll was then called, with 34 delegates responding, 
representing 13 parishes and missions. Minutes of the 
previous convocation were read and approved. The presi- 
dent then gave her report for the past year, showing that 
the Convocation of Edenton is going forward, and that the 
president has had a busy year as the leader of this splen- 
did body of women. Th following parishes and missions 
gave their reports; Aurora, Ayden, Belhaven, Columbia, 
Creswell, Farmville, Hertford, Lake Landing, Roper, Win- 
terville, Plymouth and Swan Quarter. 

We were fortunate in having with us Mrs. S. P. Adams, 

president of the Convocation of Wilmington. Ste report- 
ed for Mrs. J. F. Woolvin, United Thank Offering Treas- 

Mrs. Williams then spoke for a few moments on the sub- 
ject of the box work, reporting for Mrs. Anthony, who 
was unable to be present. 

The following were appointed" as a courtesy committee, 
Mesdames Blount, of Belhaven; Hooper, of Farmville; 
and H. A. Litchfield, of Creswell. 

The women adjourned their meeting at 11 o'clock A. M., 
to join with the Convocation in a service of the Holy 
Communion. At this service Mrs. C. A. Mann unveiled a, 
window given by the Auxiliary in memory of the late 
Bishop S'trange. Following this service, there was a de- 
lightful luncheon served on the grounds. 

The meeting re-convened at 2:15 o'clock, the devotional 
exercises being led by Bishop Darst. The Bishop then 
made an inspiring and helpful talk to the women. He 
gave a brief account of his trip abroad, and told us of 
the great need' of spiritualizing the world. 

The Rev, J. N. Bynum gave us a splendid talk on 
Christian Social S'ervice. Mrs. Richard Williams supple- 
mented this by giving us some good ideas that are being 
worked out in her own parish. 

Mrs. Adams, in her kind and gentle manner, talked 
about the assessments of the different auxiliaries; just 
how and why we are asked to distribute the different funds. 

Mrs. H. G. Walker then gave us an account of Sewanee 
Conference and the young people's work. Mrs. Walker 
reportecJ, also for Missi Minnie Albertson, Educational 

Mrs. B. T. Cox, of Winterville, read a most helpful paper, 
setting forth her idea of the possibilities of the district 
group meetings. 

Mrs. H. A. Litchfield!, on behalf of the courtesy commit- 
tee, thanked the Hyde County people for their hospitality. 

The women adjourned at 4:30 to join the Convocation in 
listening to an address by the Rev. W. R. Noe, on the 
Church's Program. 


On the night of the twenty-third" of September Dr. H. M. 
S. Cason, prominent physician of Edenton, died of Angina 
at his home on Granville Street. For several years Dr. 
Cason had been a sufferer from heart attacks and other 
complications so the result of his last sudden illness was 
not wholly unexpected by his family and friends. The 
very sudden death of his mother a week before his own 
probably hastened the end. 

Dr. Cason was the son of Mr. Clifton Cason and Mary 
(Shaw) Cason, both deceased. He was born the twenty- 
ninth of February, 1876, in Edenton where he made his 
home. He was educated at that fine old Military Academy, 
known as the Horner Military School, conducted by that 
family of eminent teachers, the Horners, of whom the 
Rt. Rev. .Junius Horner stands out preeminently as the 
Bishop of Western Carolina. After the completion of his 
medical course he entered with zeal and skill the practice 
of his beloved profession and endeared himself particularly 
to the hearts of his patients. 

In the year 1905 Dr. Cason was married to Miss Alice 
Makely, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Metrah Make- 
ly, of Ed"enton. Miss Makely was educated at St. Mary.'s 
S'chool, Raleigh, where many of her contemporaries there 
and elsewhere still remember her gracious personality. 

While to the widow and daughter of Dr. Cason this be- 
reavement is a crown of sorrow, the cessation of his agony 
and the confident hope of his redemption through Christ 
is a well-spring of spiritual consolation. 

"I hear a voice you can not hear, 
Which says I must not stay, 
I see a hand you cannot see, 
Which beckons me away." 





As a thirsty traveler over the desert looks forward to 
the oasis and the grateiul draught of lite giving water, 
so the Treasurer ot the Thompson Orphanage Iooks tor- 
ward to the annual Thanksgiving ottering, — and the lile 
giving di'atts that immediately thereatter ensue. 

The summer months are lean and barren ol gifts, oi 
almost so. This summer was especially barren, so mucii 
so that a member of the Board of Managers wrote the 
tiuperintena'ent to this ettect: 

"I am in receipt of your report for September and also 
copy of the minutes of the meeting of your Executive 
Committee, and 1 am alarmed at the rapid decline in youi 
available funds. 1 note with grave concern that you do not 
have more than enough money to pay the outstanding billd 
to October first. I think the attention of the people in 
the Church should be called to this state of affairs and an 
earnest appeal made for funds in the next issue of the 
Carolina Churchman." 

Why are we confronted with a deficit of several thou- 
sand dollars this fall? and why will we be confronted 
with a larger deficit next year? 

Just because we have been asked to expand the work, 
not on an increased current fund but actually on a much 
decreased current income. 

It is a glorious thing to achieve the impossible, but ii 
is beyond the capabilities of the present Treasurer. 

These past two years we have opened up two new build- 
ings, a Baby Cottage, which is far more expensive to run 
than any other kind of cottage, and an Infirmary, with the 
services of a Trained Nurse. Also, we have addea' to oui 
staff a Recreational Director and a substitute matron. 

Next year, with our proposed building and iprovement 
campaign carried through, we shall have to add still more 
workers to our staff. 

Now, while the Superintendent has been expected to carry 
forward this expansion and to incur these increased finan- 
cial obligations, the current fund has not kept pace; in 
fact it has decreased. For example, the Nation Wid'e Cam- 
paign appropriation from the Diocese of North Carolina 
was reduced two years ago from $15,000 to $12,000. Then 
some Trust Funds were readjusted, and in the readjust- 
ment there was a falling off in the item of interest. Then 
the individual contributions have not been as numerous, 
due, no doubt, recently to the very generous giving to the 
Building and Improvement Campaign in May. 

Then the Thanksgiving offering has not been as large as 
it should be. Last year it was $10,426.23 while the Pres- 
byterians gave to their Orphanage $100,000.00, and a single 
Presbyterian Church gave a Thanksgiving offering larger 
by $3,000.00 than the combined' Thanksgiving offerings 
of all the parishes and missions in the three Dioceses of the 
Episcopal Church in the state of North Carolina. 

This is the way the Superintendent at Barium Springs 
Presbyterian Orphanage talks to Presbyterians: 

"You have built up this place, you have filled it with 
chiWren, you have instructed us to run it in a decent 
manner, now pay up; it's your obligation, and you can't 
dodge it before God." 

Perhaps we Episcopalians need a few sharp prods like 
that to awaken us to a realization of the absolute neces- 
sity for a more adequate and systematic support of the 
current fund' of the Institution. 

In closing may I express my deep thankfulness for the 
prayers and gifts of those who never forget the Orphan- 
age, and say that I am perfectly sure the generous heart 
of the Church people in our three Dioceses will abundantly 
respond to this appeal of a very definite and pressing need. 

Contributions received by the Thompson Orphanage from 

the Diocese of East Carolina from S'ept. 25 through Oct 
25, -1924. ,1^ 

Windsor, St. Thomas' S. S.. .i '. .$ 2.5j 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 3.01- 

New Bern, Mrs. A. L. Bynum 5.0(i 



The Belhaven group of Churches has just had a helpful 
and inspiring visitation by our beloved Bishop. 

S't. Matthew's, Yeatesville — Bishop Uarst visited this mis 
sion on the night of October 17th. He preached and con- 
firmed a class of five aa'ults. The service was an inspira 
tion to the congregation of St. Matthew's which has been 
struggling along holding its own and doing what has been 
asked of it despite several drawbacks it has experienced. 
We expect it to continue to do as much and more. 

St. James', Belhaven — This congregation has a class oi 
only three for the Bishop to confirm on this visitation. The 
Bishop's visitations to this Church have come to be looked 
upon by many outside of the Episcopal Church as an annual 
blessing to the community. We hope to be large enough 
some day to lure the Bishop to us twice each year as we 
have been able to do this year. This is one of the parishes 
in the Diocese enjoying steady and substantial growtn. 
We attribute our growtn largely to the Duplex envelope 
system, an annual Every member Canvass, and an efficient 
and prompt Secretary. 

St. Thomas', Bath— This, the olu'est Church in the State, 
has been a member ot this group a little more than a year. 
Much of its past history is known to the readers of the 
Mission Herald. We find delight in reporting that there 
are many evidences of an awakening interest in the state 
of the Church in this old town, and also the Church's Pro- 
gram. The Rev. W. R. Noe, held a week's mission there m 
October and not only made a profound impression but ac- 
complished results in the form of a voluntary and immediate 
canvas for funds to meet the Church's Diocesan quota. 

There is a committee in the parish at work to raise funds 
to restore the belfry in its original design in the near fu- 
ture. There have been more visitors to the old Church this 
year than probably ever before in any year of the Church's 
sacrea' history. Preparations are being made to put con- 
ditions about the Church on a creditable showing. Mr. 
H. N. Roper, with the help of others, has already made 
wonderful improvements about the building within the 
last year. The old Church "has been host this year to 
people from all over America and a few from abroad, one 
from Bath, England', the town after which our town was 
named. Good roads and better roads will bring more 
tourists each year. Miss Lida T. Rodman, of Washington, 
N. C, ana" Mrs. Pattie Price, of Bath, are members of the 
Committee on the Restoration of the Church. If any read- 
er of this report per chance happens to desire to make a 
contribution for this purpose, either of these ladies will 
gladly receive it. Your interest in the Old Church is in- 
vited. We hope and expect to see the congregation carry 
its Church forward in many respects in the next few years. 


By cleaning windows, washing automobiles, selling news, 
papers, running errands and doing other odd jobs, the 
children of the Episcopal Church raised a total of $407,500 
for their Lenten offering to the Church last April. The 
computation of the offering has just been completed. It is 
the largest sum ever given to the Church by its young folks. 
A year ago the offering totalled $390,853 and the year be- 
fore that $288,180. Because of this steady rise d'uring the 
past three years an effort is to be made next year to bring 
the total up to around half million. 




(Bv the REV. HARVEY A. COX.) 

It is with pleasure that we report that our faithful people 
of bt. Stephens are continuing their devoted service in 
helping their rector carry forward our share of the work 
of the Church, local, Tiocesan and General, and that greater 
interest is manifesied in renewed activity of our people. 

jjuring the last few weeks our people have been niUking 
extra ettort to raise funds with which to meet our outstand- 
ing obligations, local and diocesan, and the results thus far 
are very encouraging indeed. 

Under the leadership of our faithful and efficient Supei- 
intendent iVir. G. 0. Lang, the Church school is keeping up 
its good work. The attendance from Sunday to Sunday 
is good, and we are glad to say that we are progressing all 
along the line. The children always remember the Thomp. 
son Orphanage every first Sunday with their offerings, and 
they greatly enjoy giving to this most worthy cause. 

We are glad to report that the opening of the College 
brought us a goodly number of girls who are affiliated 
with our church to augment our congregation and' to help 
us in our work. On tne whole, the work at St. Stephens 
is growing to a degree that is gratifying. 


In our faithful flock in Christ Church we have a people 
who are keeping up their fine work for the Master they 
Jove. We are happy to report that our church building 
has undergone much repair and improvement, thanks to 
a faithful and devoted friend of St. John's, Fayetteville, 
and also to the loyalty of our own people in Hope Mills. 
We have electric lights to replace the oil lamps that have 
so well served their dav. It is a pleasure to report ihat our 
faithful women under the leadership of Mrs. W. H. Huf- 
fines have now almost sufficient funds to make still fur- 
ther repairs on the church. They expect in the future to 
replaster the walls and put down new fioor with the 
funds they now have. It is therefore evident that our 
people in Christ Church are responsive to our needs, and' in 
meeting these needs they will not be found wanting. 


Here we have a little flock that will not allow obstacles 
to overcome them. In spite of local conditions in the com- 
munity which might hinder them, our people keep up their 
work of faith and love for the Master and His Church. Our 
church building has been repainted. It is more attractive 
to look upon, thanks to the loyalty and interest of Trinity 
Church congregation. 

We look forward with much pleasure to the week-end 
Mission which is to be held by Bishop Darst Nov. 20-23 in 
Trinity Church, and we believe that it will mean new in- 
terest and deeper life, not only to our own flock, but to 
the community as a whole. 


We have service every Sunday afternoon at four o'clock. 
Our congregation is rather small in Maxton but there are 
always the faithful few who manifest their loyalty in 
attend'ance at the services and in giving themselves to 
forward the work. It is with profound regret that I have 
to report the loss by removal of our very faithful and de- 
voted family, Mrs. McCormac, who always came through 
rain or shine, heat or cold, to do their bit for the advance- 
ment of our dear Master's Kingdom. 


We have here a manless congregation, but a little group 
of loyal people who are working under many handicaps. 
They have paid up to date all their obligations, local, 
Diocesan, and general, and will complete this fiscal year 

with a clean sheet. I take the liberty of holding up their 
example as an ideal for the whole Diocese. 

It certainly is a matter of much regret that our services 
in Rowland are discontinued temporarily for the reason 
that we have no convenient place where we may hold 
them. We express once more our gratitude to the Masons, 
Pythians, and Presbyterians for helping us in this direction 
this year. It is our hope that our services in this impor- 
tant field can be continued in the not far distant future. 

In all the above five fields we see evidences of life every- 
where, and we believe that the work is progressing slowly 
but surely and steadily. 

The Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville receives more 
from the offerings of Baptist Sunday Schools alone than 
our Orphanage receives from the combined offerings and 
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Convocation of Colored Church Woikers 


The Diocese of East Carolina. 

THE REV. J. B. BROWN, Secretary. 
THE REV. R. I. JOHNSON, Editor. 


With this issue of the Mission Herald there is opene". 
for the information of the Church in this Diocese t 
Colored Department of the Herald. The allotmtnt of t'- 
space is in keeping with the policy of the Editor of th< 
Mission Herald which has been practiced ever since he 
has been in charge of the Diocesan paper. From year to 
year he has offered space and at times it has been accepted 
always with satisfactory results. 

New aspects of the Colored Work in East Carolina at 
this time seemed to warrant the asking for a definite 
amount of space that these aspects might receive intensive 
treatment for the enlightenment of the workers to the 
end that cooperation among them might be facilitated. 
This was readily granted and for it we are extremely grate- 
ful. As an expression of that gratitude we trust that 
throughout the Colored Convocation each month there may 
be a wider reading of this paper and many new and renew 
ed subscriptions for it. We trust that both Clergy and 
Laity who have constructive and helpful things to say 
may encouch the same in brief articles and send them to 
the Editor of this Department at New Bern, not later than 
the 30th of each month where they can be compiled and 
forward'ed to Mr. Partrick in time for publication. 


In response to the petition of a special Committee from 
the Colored Convocation which presented the matter to 
them the Executive Council of the Di(K;ese created the office 
of Field Secretary for Colored Work in the Diocese of East 
Carolina last May appropriating $1,000 towards the same 
with the understanding that the Colored Convocation 
would supply the rest amounting to an equal amount includ- 
ing traveling expenses and other essentials of the office. 
The necessity for the offlce has long since been conceded 
and it is gratifying to be able to report that Mr. Willett's 
conduct of the secretaryship has verified the truth of this. 
He has gone into the Missions and Parishes which receive 
aid" from Diocesan Funds for either Churches or S'chools 
and has been a strength to the workers by his official 
contact which is advisory and interpretative. 

He has held many services in Missions which are inade- 
quately ministered to and above all has done the important 
work of opening or assisting in the opening of three new 
missions. These are at Haddocks Cross Roads where the 
initial steps were taken by the Rev. J. B. Brown, of Wash- 
ington, and John Lipscomb of Ayden, who had already 
started a Mission at Ayden with the faithful assistance of 
wife. From 1909 when St. Ann's. Roper, was started un- 
o'er the inspiration of the late Thomas Blount, of Roper, 
Washington County, until the new eiforts in the neighbor- 
hood, of Wilmington, under Mr. Willelt at Brooklyn, and 
McCumbers Station there had been no new Missions in 
Bast Carolina with the exception of the now defunct work 
at Hertford. Lipscomb did his work at Ayden before the 
creation of the Field Secretaryship. So one can see how the 
advance work in the Convocation in more recent years es- 
pecially since 1920 has centered around the missionary 
zeal of Mr. Willett, first while Rector of St. Mark's and 
now as Field S'ecretary in the founding of the new mis- 
sions mentioned above. 

In this difficult work he needs our sympathetic prayers 

and an interest that will express itself in terms of financial 
contributions towards the Convocation's quota on the ex- 
penses of this office. The interest of the Diocese as ex- 
pressed in encouragement given the Secretary since his 
appointment are things which should stir our gratitude and 
make us want to claim a part in what is undoubtedly one of 
the most significant agencies created for our special field in 
many years. That agency must prove itself to the powers 
that created it. Whether it can do so depends largely 
upon the determination and unselfish cooperation of the 
several Clergy and congregations in the Convocation. 


Churchmen in East Carolina who have been solicitous 
of the health of Bishop Delaney will be pleased to learn 
that he is much improved and has announced that he will 
be able to make visitations in this Convocation again be- 
ginning with St. Andrew's Day, Nov. :inth, when he will 
be at St. Cyprian's Church, New Bern. 


St. John Evangelist's Parochial School, Edenton, X. C. 
was openeci' for the session on S'eptember 22nd, with a 
creditable enrollment. This school is doin^ a sDlendirt 
work in this community and' is considered one of the 
best among Colored in the city. The work, however, i' 
handicapped on account of space, capacity and funds to 
employ more teachers. 

The school now has to her credit nine students at St. 
Augustine's School, Raleigh, N. C, one of this number 
hopes to become a candidate for Holy Orders. 


St. Joseph's Parish School, Fayetteville, opened in S'ep- 
tember with a large enrollments To the delight of the 
pupils a new Victrola has been aa'ded to the equipment 
Many educational records being in use daily are proving 
quite beneficial to the children. 

The Rev. John W. Herritage, Rector of St. Joseph's 
Church, Fayetteville, is .out of the city in attendance upon 
the Conference of Church Workers among Colored People 
in the Province of Sewanee at St. James' Church, Tampa, 
Florida. Rev. Herritage is the President of the Conferfnp 


A special meeting of the Colored Convocation wps held 
in S't. Augustine's Church, Kinston, Rev. J. E. Holder, 
Priest in Charge on October 29th. The following being 
present. The Rev. E. S. Willett, J. B. Brown, J. W. Herri- 
tage, R. I. .Johnson, S. N. Griffith, O. J. McLeod. J. ^^ 
Carter, J. F. Holder, H. N. Parris and Mr. William Dawson. 
Treasurer of the Convocation. Bishop Darst and the Rev. 
W. R. Noe Executive Secretary, motored from S'evrr 
Springs to be present and present the Fall Campaign of 
the Diocese. Many matters of importance concerning the 
Colored Work were discussed. The Field S'ecretary, Mr. 
Willett gave a very helpful report of his activities since 
appointment to office showing many visitations and much 
work cfone including the starting of three new missions. 
Haddocks Cross Roads, Williamston and Farmville. A 
clear view of the importance of this work was brought out 
showing that much cotopetation hart been given the 
Secretary in his efforts and much promise was indicated 
for the future. A night meeting was held at which the 
combined choirs of St. Andrew's, Goldsboro, and St. 
Thomas, Ayden. rendered music. Missionary addresses 
were given by the Rev. Dr. Herritage and the Rev. R. T. 
Johnson. The meeting was held on short notice but Mr. 



Holder and his people at St. Augustine's ably entertained 
the visitors. 




The office of Field S'ecretary was created by the Execu- 
ti-^e Council at the request of the Colored Convocation 
through a special committee appointed for that purpose 
When the committee appeared before the Council, it stated 
its need's as follows: 

"To get the activities of all of our Churches co-ordinated 
for the solution of our own problems with one authorized 
to interpret to the Colored field the will of the Diocese for 
that field, and to inform the Colored congregations as to 
what the Executive Council expects in return for its in- 
terest; we need an official and expert adviser on the 
Church's Program of Missions, Christian Education and 
Christian Social Service." 

To that end, the office of Field S'ecretary was created 
and the Bishop was authorized to appoint a Clergyman to 
this office. The Field' Secretary is expected to formulate 
such programs, in conference with the Executive Secre- 
tary and other official workers, as will secure the best 
results in accomplishing the above. In carrying out these 
programs in detail, he is expected to present to each Min- 
ister in charge of a field these plans, requesting his co- 
operation in executing the same. When appointed by the 
Bishop, he is to have charge of all Missions without a 
designated Minister, and he, or other designated by him, 
with the Bishop's consent and approval, is to give to 
these such administrations as necessity may demand He 
is to investigate prospects for new Missions and do what 
can be done for the establishment of the same. An impor- 
tant feature of his work shall be to make careful observa- 
tions of the extent, character, condition and need's of the 
several stations in the Convocation and report same to the 
Executive Council at least once a year, and at other times 
upon request. 

Approved: THOMAS" C. DARST. 


Farmville, though a small town is rightly to be classed 
as one of the progressive spots of the state of the long leaf 
pine. There are several denominations but the Episcopal 
Church is one of the larger bodies that have no Chup h 

On Sunday, October 19, 1924, the Rev. Father Willett, 
Episcopal Missionarv Worker, conducted a service in th3 
morning in the hall of the Farmers Mutual Association. 
Some kind friends loaned chairs for the service and t!:e 
white Episcopalian minister supplied Prayer Books and 

After the preliminaries were finished Father Willett spoke 
briefly, helpfully and instructively in an informal way. 
No special passage was taken as a text. He simply spcke 
to the audience of the denominations as a helpful factor 
in the life of the community. The audience seemed pleas- 
ed with all they heard. No special time was fixed for 
another service but notice will be given for the same latter. 
Miss Thelma Hopkins had charge of the arrangements 
and much credit is due her for the success of the service. 
We wish Father Willett a speedy return. An offering of 
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A Statement trom tlie Dio- 
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" Good News " from tire 
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The Mission Herald. 



No. 12 


St. James, Wilmington, Entertains Synod of Province of Sewanee 


The distinguished personnel of the delegates attending 
the meeting of the Synod of the Province of Sewanee in 
St. James, Wilmington, November 11-13; and the wealth ot 
information concerning the work of the Church from North 
Carolina to Florida revealed by the reports and discussion; 
were the two outstanding impressions gained by one who 
"looked in" on a meeting of Synod for the first time. 

When we use the term "distinguished personnel" we 
are not thinking of well-advertised bishops and clergy of 
metropolitan sees and parishes, — for there are no such 
dioceses and' few such parishes in our Province,— but of the 
men whose outstanding usefulness have made their names 
familiar to us. There was Bishop Bratton, of Mississippi, 
beloved and trusted spokesman for our South. There were 
many other bishops, some like Bishops Cheshire and 
Burton, of Lexington," grown grey in the service of Christ 
and the Church; others, like Bishops Penick, of North 
Carolina; and Green, of Mississippi; young, vigorous, — 

outstanding spokesmen for the new order of things. There 
were clergy equally well-known for the abundance and 
effectiveness of their labors. S'ome were Rectors of large 
parishes, men like Dr. Dandridge, of Nashville, Tenn. 
Others were missionaries; men like the Rev. Alexander 
Patterson, "The Apostle of Lee County, Kentucky", who for 
thirty years has been a faithful minister of Christ to the 
mountain people; others like Archdeacon Hardin, of North 
Carolina, whose praise is in all the churches; and Lewis 
Taylor, whose work among the mill people has been of 
unique importance. 

If the people whom we saw and* met interested us, the 
account of the things they do have a like interest. We 
like 10 know that the Church is bringing forth fruit that 
justifies her existence; that the meetings which meet and 
the resolutions which are spread upon the minutes have 
a real l)ackground of work and results. At the meeting of 
Synod we caught a glimpse of this background. It was a 


In this gathering are many of the distinguished Bishops, Priests and Laymen of the South. The woman 
in the forefront is Miss Laura Clay, of Richmond, Ky., the only woman delegate to the S^nod. There were 
many women in attendance upon their o^vli provincial meeting, most of whom appear in the picture. 


background comprising practically every kind of work 
that the Church in America is called on to do. However 
true it is that in much we do we are merely scratching 
the surface, it is good to know that we are scratching. 
We are giving an account of ourselves, and it was good 
10 hear the account. 


Synod was disappointed over the inability of Bishop 
Gailor and Mr. Scnaad to fill tneir engagements to maKi 
the two addresses of outstanding importance. Bishop 
Gailor was to have made the address at the opening ser- 
vice on the evening of the 11th on Tiie Church's Program.' 
His place was acceptably filled by Miss Grace Bindley, 
head of the women's work of the Church, with the assis- 
tance of Bishop Bratton. Miss Bindley's address, deliv- 
ered from the pulpit of St. James Churcn, was hrst rai,e. 
Having just returned from a world tour of tne loreiga 
missions conducted by the Episcopal Church, she gave uer 
auu'ience a thrilling account of the romance and enective- 
uess of this missionary work. Bishop Bratton invited his 
hearers to consider the program of the Churcn the pro- 
gram of Clirist, and urged them not to falter in tneir 
support of it. The addresses were preceded by two cor- 
dial addresses of welcome by Dr. Milton and Bishop Uarst. 

Mr. S'chaad, who was to have made an address on Evan- 
gelism at the closing service of the Synod on Thursday 
evening, was preventeu' from doing so by illness. Three 
speakers used the time allotted' to him; Rev. Messrs. Alex 
ander Patterson, B. N. Taylor and Henry D. Phillips, who 
spoke on three phases of the Church's work; mountain 
work, mill work and educational institutions. 


The business sessions of the Synod were held in the 
"great hall " of St. James parish house, and were presided 
over by Bishop Bratton, of Mississippi, president. Tne 
Rev. Mercer P. Logan was re-elected secretary, and the 
Rev. J. H. Brown, of Louisville, Ky., was named assistant 

By far the most interesting feature of the meetings were 
the reports of numerous boards, committees and subcom- 
mittees, and the discussion which followea'. On Wednes- 
day Bishop Mikell, of Atlanta, read a report on the work 
among deaf mutes; Bishop Burton, of Lexington, on moun- 
tain work. Bishop Finlay, of Upper South Carolina, on 
work among the Negroes; and Bishop Darst on missions 
and church extension. Bishop Finlay laid emphasis upon 
thq necessity for a greater evangelistic appeal to the 
Negroes. Of chief interest in the report on mountain work 
was the description of the extensive work of this nature 
carried on in western North Carolina, especially in the 
industrial schools. Bishop Darst in his report urged the 
adoption of the present system of district conferences and 
organization in East Carolina for arousing interest in the 
program undertaken by the Church. 

On Wednesday the Synod accepted the invitation extend- 
ed by the Rev. C. A. Ashby to hold its 1926 session in 
the Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, Fla. 

A recommendation by the committee on provincial ordi- 
nances, looking to a complete re-organization of the ma- 
chinery for the administration of the affairs of the Province, 
was adopted by the Synod on 'Wednesday. An executive 
council was created. This council is made up of the pres- 
ident, secretary, treasurer and provincial representative 
on the National Council, as ex-officio members; together 
with nine members elected by the Synod, three from each 
order, and not more than four elected' by the council itself. 
It will have six departments, taking the place of the old 
boarcib and commissions; missions, religious ea'acation 
Christian social service, field, publicity and finance. Elec- 
tions later in the day resulted as follows: Bishops Penick, 
Finlay and Mikell; Rev. Messrs. W. C. Whittaker, J. D. 

Wing and W. H. K. Pendleton; Messrs. George B. Elliott, 
George W. Thomas and Warren Kearney. Later, the mem- 
bers of the executive council elected by the Synod met and 
named four other members; Bishop Darst, Bishop Guerrj-, 
Mrs. T. W. Bickett ana' tne Rev. ,j. ri. Brown. Bishop 
Darst was made head of the department of missions; Bishop 
Guerry, of Christian social service; Bishop Finlay, of Pub- 
licity; Bishop Mikell, religious education; Bishop Penick, 
field department. 

The report of the executive committee on Christian Social 
S'ervice, read by Bishop Guerry, contained much that was 
of great interest. Its pronouncements on such subjects of current interest as war and child labor legislation, 
and its statement of fundamentals of all social service work 
was "live copy". The report declared that we are not yet 
prepared to pledge ourselves that "we will never sanction 
or participate in another war," though it urged the great 
necessity for praying and working for a warless world. 
The report refused to "take sid'es'' on the question of 
whether w'e should adopt the proposed amendment to the 
federal constitution regulating child labor as it recognized 
a wide divergence of opinion in the Province. It did pledge 
itself, however, to work for such legislation as will safe- 
guard the young. 

The executive committee on religious education presented 
its report through the Rev. Gardner L. Tucker, who called 
on each diocese to present a summary of the work accom- 
plisheu' and new plans undertaken. This brought out the 
fact that the Church all over the South is alive to the im- 
portance of giving religious training to the young, and 
that the Sunday schools and other organizations are grow- 
ing in numbers and effectiveness. 

A very pleasing feature of the Synod was the dinner 
given the delegates in the great hall of the parish house, 
on W^ednesday evening, followed by an .address on "The 
Unification of Parish Organization" by the Rev. Joseph 
Kuenhle. At the conclusion of the address, the Church 
Service League of St. James Church held a demonstration 
meeting, which vividly illustrated the nature and effec- 
tiveness of such an organization. 

St. James Church proved' itself a worthy host to Synod. 
The parish house lent itself admirably to the program, 
providing abundant room for the numerous committee 
meetings as well as the main meetings of the men and 
women. The other Episcopal churches in Wilmington as- 
sisted greatly in making the meeting a success. An auto- 
mobile ride in and around Wilmington was given the dele 
gates and visitors on W^ednesdav afternoon. 


(By Mrs. O. A. Hamilton.) 

At S't. Stephen's, Goldsboro, November 18th, Mrs. S. P. 
Adams, president of women workers in the Co.ivoca. ion 
of Wilmington, presided over an informal meeting of the 
women of the Parish. Mrs. J. G. Staton, our diocesan 
president, and Mrs. Richard Williams, of the Convocation 
of Edenton, were good enough to come to us and give help 
mid inspiration in their talks. 

Mrs. Williams spoke of the success they are having with 
ilieir district meetings. Mrs. Adams read us such a won- 
derful message from Mrs 'VVcoivin about the United Thank 
Offering, and emphasizec' the size and importance of the 
work that came out of the blue boxes. 

The rest of the meeting was given to talks by Mrs. 
Staton and Mrs. Adams, with suggestions for work and 
iiieetings, and a general discussion of problems. 

The day was cold and bleak, so that some of the women 
did not get to the meeting, but those who did felt encour- 
aged and anxious to go ahead with the wonderful work 
that has been given us. 






Atkinson, St. Tliomas'.$ 100.00 $ 

Ayden, St. James' 320.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross... 1000.00 
*Bath, St. Thomas'.. 100.00 
Beaufort, S't Paul's. .. 830.00 
Pelhaven, St. .lames':.. 750.00 
Bcnnerton, St. .John's 180.00 
*Choco\vinity, Trinity 100.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's 500.00 

Creswell. St. David's.. 795.00 
lEdenton, St. Paul's.. 3000.00 
! Elizabeth C, Chrst Ch. 2415.00 
F-yettevlle, St. .John's 4665.00 
Fc'vettevlle, St. .Joseph's 200.00 
Gatesville, St. Mary's 250.00 
Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 1950.00 
Greenville.St. Paul's.. 2100.00 

Grif ten, St. .John's 360.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 280.00 
Hrrtford, Holy Trinity 1170.00 
! Hope Mills, Christ Ch. 280 . 00 

Jessama, Zion 275 . 00 

Kinston,St. Mary's 3200.00 

Lake Land.,St. George's 390.00 
New Bern, Christ Ch. 4830.00 
Ne.w Bern.St. Cyprian's 590.00 
Plymouth, Grace Ch. 1230.00 
Red S'p'gs.S't. Stephen's 260.00 
Roper, St. Luke's.... 500.00 
*Sev3nSp'gs,HoIy Inno. 240.00 
!Southport, S't. Philip's 250.00 
Vanceboro, St. Paul's. . 360.00 
Washington, St. Peter's 6255.00 
Williamston,Ch. of Adv't 800.00 

!Good Shepherd 610.00 

St. James' 11040.00 1 

*St. John's..! 3500.00 

■ S't. Mark's 780.00 

St. Paul's : 1995.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas' 1290.00 

Winton, St. John's 250.00 

Woodville, Grace Ch. 500.00 
Belhaven, St. Mary's. 220.00 
!*Bunyan, St.Stephen's 25.00 

Burgaw, S't. Mary's 120. 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 320.00 
Edenton, St. John's... 175.00 
*Edward, Redeemer.. 50.00 
Elizabeth C.St.Philip's 50.00 
! Fairfield, All Saints'. 35.00 

!Faison, St. Gabriel's. 50.00 
Farmville, Emmanuel. 530.00 
Kinston, St.Augustine's 50.00 
*Lumberton, Trinity.. 100.00 
*Maxton, St. Matthew's K'O.OO 
*North West,All S'ouls' 100.00 
Roxobel, St. MarFs... 165.00 
*Sladesville, St. John's 3o.0() 

IS'unbury, St. Peter's.. IIO.O') 
Trenton, Grace Church 270.00 

Warsaw, Calvary SO . 00 

Washington, St. Paul's 400.00 
Snow Hill.S't.Barnabas' 300.00 
Whiteville, Grace Ch. 90.00 

Paid by 

Apportion- Paid by Church 

ment. Ple'lge Pariob t^fiiool. 

Wilmington, Ascension 100.00 60.00 1.35 53.23 

Winterville, St. Luke's 200.00 200.00 164.00 

Wrightsville, St. Andw 100.00 100.00 25.00 

Paid by Yeatesville, St. Matt.. 130.00 130.00 30.00 

Paid by Church ! Aurora, St. .Jude's. .. . 110.00 100.00 80.00 20.00 

Pledge Parish School. !Avoca,Holy Innocents' 130.00 130.00 124.50 5.50 

100.00 ? 13.00 $ :. . Ayden, St. Thomas'... 45.00 45.00 

320.00 300.00 Beaufort, St. Clement's 30.00 30.00 4.10 

263.20 28.00 Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 85.00 85.00 25.00 

100.00 88.00 7.38 Greenville, St. Andrew's 125.00 125.00 45.00 2.27 

600.00 387.88 112.96 Jasper, St. Thomas'... 50.00 50.00 32.00 

500.00 323.25 86.21 Kinstcn, Christ Church 60.00 25.00 20.11 

150.00 131.15 Morehead C, St. Andw 70.00 70.00 67.60 

TOO. 00 Murfreesboro.St. Barna 50.00 50.00 33.35 

400.00 :. . 45.49 Oriental, St. Thomas'. 25.00 25.00 

795.00 450.00 122.05 Pikeville, Mission 50.00 50.00 

3000.00 2927.85 72.15 Pollocksvllle, Mission. 48.00 48.00 36.76 6.39 

1826.44 1716.85 411.60 Roper, St. Ann's .. 140.00 65.00 

4100.00 2700.00 IRowland, Mission 70.00 59.80 60.00 

200.00 75.00 50.00 !Sw«n Quarter.Calvary 60.00 30.00 39.50 

215.00 173.45 15.14 * Wallace, Mission 50.00 50.00 

1500.00 1054.71 77.00 Lake Waccamaw 4.00 

2100.00 1100. 00 154.04 Total . .: $64593 . 00$51079 . 64$33321 . 57 $3976 . 21 

90.20 50.00 12.54 * The asterisk" denotes that the final report of the Every 

2*0.00 105.00 .jO.OO Member Canvass has not been received and for this reason 

1000. 00 7o0.00 |i.,p pledge is supposed' to be no less than the apportionment. 

108.50 75.50 32.50 , pledge paid in full. 

275.00 61.79 34.36 


125.00 52.70 12.25 HOUSE 

3000 .00 1 983 . 59 

300.00 250.00 ..I.... VESTRY AND WOMAN'S' AUXILIARY, ST. .JOHN'S, 

968.00 250.00 100.00 FAYETTEVILLE ENTERTAIN 

49.40 5.42 

250.00 226.40 65.08 (From the Fayetteville Observer of October 31st.) 

240.00 100.00 20.65 The new parish rooms of St. John's Episcopal church 

250.00 215.89 34.11 were the scene of a lovely occasion on Thursday evening 

100.00 :. . . . from eight to nine-thirty o'clock, when the vestry and 

3000.00 2359.43 400.00 woman's auxiliary entertained the members of the congre- 

800.00 44.00 gallon. 

This newest addition to the parish was built primarily 

250.00 170.91 210.51 for the use of the young people of the church. The rooms 

1040.00 9192.24 944.78 have just recently been completed and are most attractive. 

3500.00 1905.00 126.67 The reception there last night took the form of an official 

300.00 239.02 31.90 housewarming. In fhe two larger rooms, there are lovely 

1995.00 1092.11 204.6? f-replaces, in which huge fires cast a radiating glow over 

596.70 150.00 -56.32 the assemblage last evening. Mari.golds and chrysanthe- 

158.00 114.00 ...... mums, in various shades of yellow, together with ferns 

400.00 59.23 40.77 and yellow tapers in silver holders with lights covered 

105.00 53.70 with parchment shades of a n'elicate tint of yellow, formed 

25.00 25.00 ..'.... the decorations in the reception hall, where the rector, 

75.00 61.08 the Rev. Archer I^oogher, Mrs. Boogher, Mr. I^eighlon 

320.00 169.90 55.10 Huske, senior warden, and Mrs. Huske and Mr. J. S'. 

175.00 75.00 20. '0 Schenck, junior warden, and Mrs. Schenck, assisted by 

.'O.OO 9.73 : other members of the vestry, their wives, the officers of 

50.00 5.50 20.00 the various parish so(ueties received the guests. 

35.00 35.00 ...... In the dining room, a delightful color scheme of i)ink 

50.00 50.00 and white was observed. The center piece for the table 

5'10.00 18.28 was an exquisite piece of Cluny lace, with a silver basket 

50.00 20.00 of pink and while cosmos and pink candles in silver cande- 

100 00 5.00 .....'. labra. Delicious cream and cake, in which the color motifC 

1.00.00 6.14 was observed, was served" by n'lembers of the Youn.g Peoples 

100.00 league. 

!t0.40 95.00 11.50 Tbe reception was given especially that the members 

30.00 of the congregation might have an opportunity of meeting 

56.00 56.00 the many new people who have recently come to St. John's 

75.00 40.82 and for they themselves to become better acquainted. 

80.00 40.00 

300.00 25.75 At a meeting of the Executive Council of the Province 

300.00 175.00 of S'ewanee the Rev. W. R. Noe was named as a member of 

90.00 57.50 8.87 the Field Department. 




Leaders in every department of women's work in the 
Episcopal Church in the Province of Sewanee came to the 
Synod, which met with S't. James, Wilmington, Nov. 11-13, 
held their own business sessions, took counsel, heard in- 
spiring addresses from returned missionaries, and approp- 
riated money to carry on the work of the Church in differ- 
ent parts of the world. The provincial organization of the 
women is a federation of the Woman's Auxiliary, Daugh- 
ters of the King, Girl's Friend'Iy Society and Church Pe- 
riodical Club. Mrs. James G. Staton, by virtue of the fact 
that she is president of the Woman's Auxiliary of the en- 
tertaining diocese, presided over the meetings. Mrs. T. W. 
Bickett, of the diocese of North Carolina, acted as secretary. 

At the opening session, held in St. James parish house, 
the address of welcome was made by Mrs. A. M. Waddell, 
of Wilmington. The response was made by Mrs. D. E 
Wilson, of Alabama. The address of Miss Grace Lindley. 
national head of the Woman's Auxiliary, was expected to 
be a feature of this session, but she was forced' to leave on 
the early morning train. Miss Lindley's address in St. 
James Church the evening before was of particular inter- 
est to the women, arid she proved to be a most interesting 
and gracious spokesman for them. 

Miss Mary Wood McKenzie, of North Carolina, a mi"^- 
sionary to Liberia, took Miss Lindley's place on the pro- 
gram, and aroused her hearers by a graphic recital of. con- 
ditions and opportunities in Africa. Following her ad- 
dress, a resolution asking that $10,000 from the United 
Thank Offering be set aside for work in Liberia, was 
passed. Miss MacKenzie was also voted the sum of $200.00 
to be used as she sees fit. 

Mrs. James Ravenel Cain led' an interesting discussion 
on the subject: "What should be the position and policy 
of the Auxiliary in a Parish which is organized in accord- 
ance with the plan of the General Church." This provoked 
much interesting discussion, and as a result. Dr. Milton, 
Rector of St. James, was invited to continue the discussion 
on the following day. A resolution asking the National 
Council to define the status of the Auxiliary was passed. 

On Wednesday afternoon the women heard a number of 
addresses. Miss M. P. Ford reported on the work of the 
Girl's Friend'Iy Society. Mrs. Edward Cieig Warner and 
Miss Emma J. Hall reported for the Daughters of the King, 
Miss Lossie Cotchett, a missionary to Alaska from East 
Carolina, gave an interesting description of the work of 
the Church there, outlining her experiences in several 
fields of service. Her address was supplemented by one 
from Miss Susan Smith, of Charlotte, also an Alaskan 
missionary. Mrs. T. W Bickett concluded the program 
with an address on Christian Social Service, with special 
reference to the part that women can play. 

On Thursday morning Miss Margaret G. Weed, was re- 
elected as provincial representative on the National Execu. 
tive Board. Mrs. James McBric?e, president of the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary of the diocese of Louisiana, presided at 
this session. 

The women at this session hac? the pleasure of hearing 
from several speakers who were not originally on the pro 
gram. The Rev. E. C. Burns. State Director of the Near 
East Relief, made an impassioned appeal for support The 
Rev. Gordon M. Reese, Rector of Porter Military Academy, 
made an address in which he urged that emphasis be 
placed on the training of boys for the mission field and 
for the ministry. Miss Dobson, of Western North Caro- 
lina, a former missionary to China, told of her work. 

The United Thank Offering was discussed by Miss Mar- 
garet Weed, whose description of the results obtained by 
the funds contributed" through this offering fired her hear- 

ers with a new enthusiasm. Her address was followed by 
a pageant, "In and Out of the Blue Box." Mrs. Spruill, 
of the diocese of North Carolina, in a brief address con- 
tributed much to the interest in the U. T. O. 

Naming Hoke Ramsaur as one of the. greatest conii-ibu- 
tions North Carolina has ever made to the cause of mis- 
sions, Mrs. Wm. P. Cornell, of South Carolina, reported 
for the Hoke Ramsaur Memorial. . S'he stated that of the 
$10,000 which the Province set out to raise $9,765 had al- 
ready been paid in, and that the pledges will exceed the 

When it was announced that the next meeting of Synoa 
would' be in Jacksonville, Fla.. Miss Margaret Weea ex- 
pressed the hope that the large number of delegates 
present would find their way to Florida. 

After hearing interesting addresses from Mrs. James G. 
Staton and Mrs. W. J. Loring Clark, the women adjourned. 
They passed resolutions thanking the Parish and the peo- 
ple of Wilmington generally for their hospitality. 




The women of St. Peter's, Washington, were hosts to the 
Get-together meeting of several Beaufort County parishes 
and Missions, on October 8. 

Mrs. William von Eberstein was acting chairman and 
Mrs Jack Bowers, Secretary, while for the ensuing twelve 
months, Mrs. Junius Grimes, of Washington, was elected 
chairman and Mrs Godwin of Aurora, secretary. 

Mrs. B. T. Cox, of Winterville, accompanied by her 
sister Mrs. Johnson, attended the meeting. Mrs. Cox is 
Convocational chairman of the Get-together Meetings and 
her advice and suggestions were most helpful at this initial 
meeting. Each group selects a verse or part of a verse 
of the Holy Bible as a working motto, so those women pres- 
ent selected St. 1 : 22, Be ye o'oers of the word and 
not hearers only. 

For a name, Beaufort county with number one or two, 
subject to the decision of other meetings in that county, 
was selected as a name. The meetings are to be held every 
two months, meeting alphabetically bv parishes and mis- 
sions, thus Aurora will have the privilege of entertaining 
the next meeting some early date in December. 

The visiting women all carry luncheon which is spread 
on a table or served cafateria style, the entertaining parish 
furnishing the tea or coffee. Many interesting parish re- 
ports were given and (?iscussed. 

Mrs. Staton gave a talk on the year's work, congratulat- 
ing those present on having met their obligations. 

For entertainment and inspiration the Rev. Stephen 
Gardner sang a solo and Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Cox sang a 
duet. Mr. Edmund Harding at the organ. 

Mrs. Justus Rand'olph gave a m.ost gracious address of 
welcome. F. C. S'. 


Entered into life eternal at her home in New Orleans 
on Mondav, October sixth, at 8 A. M.. in her eighty-first 
.Tiid9-° Walter Henry Rogers CCourt of Anneals of Louis- 
iana). Born at Buncombe Hall. North Carolina, the home 
of her great grandfather, Colonel Edward Buncombe of 
ths) !ith North Carolina regiment, aontinerttal Forces; 
daughter of Maior John Edward* Buncombe Goelet and 
.Tohn Yates Smith, granddaughter of Elizabeth Buncombe 
and John Goelet; great granddaughter of Peter Goelet 
and Elizabeth Ratsey of New York City and of Edward 
Buncombe and Elizabeth Dawson Taylor ©f Washington 
County, North Carolina. 

"Fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." 




(By T. P., Jr.) 
Miss Laura Clay, of Kentucky, who came as a delegate 
to S'ynod and would have nothing to do with the women's 
meeting, must be a relative of Henry himself. She made 
a speech, calling on the Church to use its "woman power" 
and making a special appeal for the welcoming of women 
stua'ents at the University of the South, which showed 
some of the old orator's fire. 

Dr. Milton's slang in his address of welcome showed 
itself ill at ease in the company of his correct and virtuous 
words and phrases. The very idea of his concFuding his 
remark that Wilmington is a city of churches, with "shq 
ain't got nothing else but". Then the Bishop had to come 
along, with "entertaining is the fondest thing we is of." 
Oh well, even Shining Lights will flicker now and then. 

When Miss Grace Lindley ascended the steps leading 
into the pulpit of St. James Church, and made an ad'dress 
to the congregation from that eminence, we do not doubt 
that she made some history. There was certainly no rea- 
son why she shouldn't "occupy the pulpit," and' many good 
reasons why she should, yet we do not think that Bishop 
Watson saw that in his day. 

The diocese as well as the parish has a great asset in that 
fine parish house which housed the Synod. Both the Synod 
and the Woman's Auxiliary had ample assembly rooms 
and all need'ed space and conveniences for committee 
meetings and such things. St. James Church has built itself 
another monument, and a very useful and beautiful one. 

Bishop Green, of Mississippi, found himself among many 
relatives when he came to Wilmington; most of whom he 
saw for the first time. His grandfather, the first Bishop of 
Mississippi, was a native of Wilmington, reared in St. 
James Church. 

Many former clergy of East Carolina were delegates to 
the Synod and received a warm welcome from old friends. 
Among the number were Rev. Messrs C. A. Ashby and A. 
M. Blackford, of Jacksonville, Fla. ; L. W. Blackwela'er, of 
Union, S. C; T. P. Noe, of York, S. C; J. H. Brown, of 
Louisville, Ky. . W. J. Gordon, T. F. Opie and Morrison 
Bethea. of North Carolina. 

In calling the attention! of Synod to the interesting 
graveyard around St. James' Church, Dr. Milton mentioned 
two notables; Cornelius Harnett, one of North Carolina's 
foremost patriots; and the first husband of Mrs. Mary 
Baker G. Eddy; both of whom are buried there. Bishop 
Cheshire objected to Dr. Milton's characterization of Har- 
nett as one of the signers of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence, but he was too much overcome to remark on the 


The following Church Sunday Schools attained the goal 
assigned to them in contributing to the Lenten Mite Box 
offering and are entitled to certificates. The certificates 
will be ready by the first S'unday in Advent: 

Belhaven, St. James'; Clinton, St. Paul's; Creswell, St. 
David's; Elizabeth City, Christ Church; Fayetteville, St. 
Joseph's; New Bern, Christ Church; Plymouth, Grace 
Church. Roper, St. Luke's; Wilmington, Good Shepherd'; 
Wilmington, St. Paul's; Columbia, St. Andrew's; Eliza- 
beth City, St. Philip's; Trenton, Grace Church; Wilming- 
ton, Church of Ascension; Kinston, Christ Church; Pol- 
locksville, Mission. 

Lear Editor: Ever since our meeting of Convocation at 
LaKe Landing, Hyde County, I have intended to write you 
and tea you how much i enjoyed it, ana' how worth-while 
It was. 'I'he uospitality accoidtd us was delightful, but the 
iraternal spirit permeating the meeting was its greatest 

'ineie were iwo thoughts in my mind that I was anxious 
to present to that body for discussion, but all of our time 
was taken up with other important subjects and these had 
to go over or rather remain upon my mental kalendar. 
i nave decided however, to tell you what these thoughts 
are and you may publish them in the Mission Herald or 
consign them to your waste basket. 1 want you lo ao 
wuich ever is best. 

In comparing the Diocesan Journal of 1923 with that of 
lyiu i find that the natural trend of our rural work is 
u'ownward. In places like Bath, Lake Landing, Zion, Snow 
Hill, Roxobel, S't. Johns, Grifton, VVeeksville and Camden 
and several other places, the loss in 13 years has been abotit 
25 per cent. O.f course, some of these losses can easily 
be explained, but the only explanation that can be applied 
to the whole is, our rural work is going backward. Can 
this backward' trend be checked? I believe it can provid- 
ed we are willing to meet conditions as they are. But we 
must change our methods. We must teach our people to 
sing. But we must give them something to sing out of. 
So tar We have placed in the hands of our people a book 
about 3x5 inches In size, consisting of more than 600 hymns 
without music. The rural congregation sings about 20 of 
these. They know no more because they have had no op- 
portunity to learn. But even if they had the musical 
nymnal it would be too heavy to hana'le and too costly to 
tear up — it is the delight of children to tear the Hymn 
books and Prayer books. 

Experience, if it has taught me anything, teaches me 
that we need a book with 50— not to exceed 100 hymns, 
with music. It should be cheap. Paper not board covers. 
A committee representing the Rural Church and with the 
Bishop as chairman, should select from the Church hymnal- 
those hymns which in the committee's judgment will make 
the greatest appeal to the rural church. 

Now sir, I am not sure that the Bishop has the authority 
to adopt such a book. If he has the authority I trust he 
will use it. If he has not then the matter should be brought 
to the attention of the General Convention at its next 

I also wanted to appeal to the members of the Convoca- 
tion to work more earnestly for the whole hearted adop- 
tion of the Revival system (or if you prefer), the Missiou 
system. I am neither afraid nor ashamed of these two 
wora's. Many of us need both. Something should be done 
about it; something must be done about it if we would 
revive our rural Church. Yours sincerely, 



Greetings: This is just a little note to acknowledge with 
a grateful heart the very beautiful scarf which I have re- 
ceived in the name of the Diocesan Young People's Service 
League of East Carolina. 

1 wear it every morning at our chapel service at Porter 
Military Acaa'emy, where I am now located as Rector. So I 
think of you all every time I wear it, and 1 want you to 
know that I live over in imagination frequently the won- 
derful times we had together at the Conference in Wil- 
mington in May, 1923, and again in Greenville in June, 1924. 

With a heart full of love to the young people of sast 
Carolina, I remain, As ever, your friend, 




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The closing of an old year ana' the opening ot a new 
one brings forcibly to mind the fact that we are getting 
on — in age, at any rate. Youth is growing into manhood; 
powers are developing, bodies are growing strong, minds 
and fingers are being trained to answer the demands that 
are being made upon them, — all under our very eyes. It is 
a maivelous and really beautiful sight. When youth is 
grown into manhood, then what? Is the growth contin- 
uing? It should. We know older people who are growing 
in the image of the heavenly just as certainly as their 

thildren and grand-chila'ren are growing in the image of 
the earthly. That is a beautiful sight, too, a very beauti- 
ful and marvelous thing. Powers are developing and 
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of faith and courage and loyalty. The passing years do not 
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froni life to life. If we are growing, then there is no decay, 
only a change of substance. Let the years pass, the grow- 
ing soul will find ever increasing nourishment for its life. 


Ihe Rev. Howard Alligood who has spent his ministry 
in the rural field in the diocese of East Carolina, and' who 
was born and reared there, writes a letter to the Mission 
Herald in which he points out the apparent failure of thii 
Church to extend its work in the country. In fact, he cite3 
statistics from the diocesan journals to the effect that the 
ttw rural churches we have are weaker in communicant 
strength than they were ten years ago. Mr. Alligood un- 
doubtedly touches a sore spot. Of course there are some 
reasons for the losses in our country churches. S't. Peter's, 
Washington, for instance, has drawn from the rural church- 
es in Beaufort County; just as St. Mary's, Kinston, and 
St. Pauls, Greenville, have drawn from the country parish- 
es in Pitt and Lenoir counties, due to the influx of these 
people to the towns and cities. Then, too, the diocesan 
pclicy of giving appoitionments upon the basis of communi- 
cant strength has caused many of the clergy to be more 
accurate in their reports and undoubtedly caused many of 
them to cut out tue d'eadwood that has accumulated for 
years. When all allowances are made, however, the ia- 
dictment Mr. Alligood brings is not without cause. But it 
is a cause that the Church has at heart, and numerous com. 
missions and committees are giving it a thorough study. 
The account which we carry this month of the beginning 
of a country mission in Martin County furnishes a brig'ht 
spot. Mr. Alligood's remedy, that of a modified hymnal 
to promote congregational singing, is good medicine for a 
minor complaint, but we are in need of a major operation, 
which we hope will in time be made. T. P., Jr. 



A week's preaching mission cond'ucted by the Rev. W. 
R. Noe in S't. Luke's, Roper, was concluded on Sunday night, 
December 7th. The attendance at the opening service was 
small, due to cold weather and other causes, but the at- 
tendance grew until at the closing service the church was 
filled to capacity. The people of St. Luke's and their friends 
from the other Roper churches received great benefit from 
(he mission, and were highly appreciative of Mr. Noe's 

The Thanksgiving services in Grace Church, Plymouth: 
and S't. Luke's Roper, were v.ery well attenci'ed this year, 
and the offerings for the Thompson Orphanage larger. 
Both churches were appropriately decorated. 

Parish program conferences were held in the Plymouth 
and Roper churches this ye; r, in preparation for the every 
member canvass, and (he interest in the Church's Program 
continues. The canvasses revealed the fact that the same 
level of giving will be maintained, in spite of the bad crop 
fonditions in Washington county. 

The women's study class of Grace Church, Plymouth, 
has had the largest attendance in its history this Fall. 
!t has been a di-^cussion group, with Mrs. Theodore Par- 
Irick, Jr., as leader. "My Father's Business" was the text 

The annual bazaar and turkey d'inner given by the women 
of Grace Church on Friday, December 5th, was very suc- 




The official notice of the meeting of the annual 
Convention of the diocese of East Carolina on Tues- 
d'ay morning, January 27th, at 10 o'clock, has been 
sent out by the Rev. W. R. Noe, secretary of the 
Convention. With the notice went the blanks for 
the recording of the names of the delegates elected 
by the parishes and missions. The notice and blanks 
are sent out early in the hope that interest in the 
Convention will be aroused, and that a large and rep- 
resentative number of delegates will be induced to 

S't. Mary's Church, Kinston, the Rev. John Hart- 
ley, Ph.D., Rector, will be host to the Convention. 
This Parish has often enteiftained the diocesan 
Council in the past, and the people of East Caro- 
lina will look forward to their stay among the gen- 
erous and hospitable people of Kinston. 

Personal Items. 

The Rev. Harvey A. Cox, who for som'3 tirao has been 
in charge of the churches in Robeson County and at Hopi 
Mills, with residence at Red Springs, has accepted a call 
extended him to become Rector of Grace Church, Newport 
News, Va. He will go to his new field the lirst of .he year. 
Mr. Cox is splendidly prepared for his mmistry, and iias 
done conscientious work in the Diocese. He is a member 
of a family prominent in the life of the Diocese. The 
best wishes of his many friends in East Carolina will follow 
him to his new field. 

Bishop Darst attended a meeting of the Field Depart.ment 
of the National Council of the Church, in New York, on 
December 9 and 10. 

The Rev. W. E. Cox, Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Comforter, Richmond', Va., is the author of a very attrac- 
tive and widely distributed booklet, "God's Own Plan for 
God's Own People." It was published by the Board of Re- 
ligious Education of the diocese of Virginia. 

We clip the following from' The Churchman: "Celebrat- 
ing the fifth anniversary of the ordination to the priest- 
hood of the Rev. A. R. Parshley, on November .^th, the 
Bishop of New Hampshire celebrated the Holy Communion 
and preached in S't. Paul's Church, Lancaster, of which Mr. 
Parshley is priest in charge. Rectors of all but one of the 
neighboring parishes were present. The Rev. H. Goring 
Allder, Rector of St. Mark's, Groveton, N. H., and the Rev. 
Mr. Peart, of Colebrook, N. H., assisted in the service." 


We wish to express our appreciation to all friends whose 
love for our mother, Mrs. Luther Eborn, prompted them 
to join us in the erection of a stone to her memory. 

She frequently spoke of those old days before home ties 
were broken and changes came which caused removal from 
the d'ear old home and the severance of old friendships, 
tried and true. 

We have wandered far from the scenes of our youth, but 
our sweetest memories cluster around the spot and the. 
friends we will always love. We have changed our habi- 
tations, but nothing can efface the old associations. 

L. A. E.; S'. E. G.; N. E. A. 

"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Vv'ill Lighten you as well. " — Bishop Coxe. 



25^Christmas Day 
26— St. Stephen, Martyr 
27 — St. John, Evangelist 
28 — Holy Innocents 

1 — Circumcision 

4 — Second Sunday after Christmas 

6 — Epiphany 
11 — First Sunday after Epiphany 
18 — ^Second Sunday after Epiphany 




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(Correspondence of The Mission Herald.) 

On Sunday, November 30th, in St. Pauls Church, Eden- 
ton, was presented an excellent- religio-historical Pageant, 
"St. Paul's Church and The Nation-Wide Campaign." 

The characters were taken by members of the Church 
School and congregation: Spirit of The Nation-Wide Cam- 
paign; St. Paul's Church; The Rev. Messrs. John Blair, 
William Gordon, Clement Hall, Daniel Earl, Charles Petti- 
grew, Frederick B. Drane, the Five Fields of Service, Par- 
ish, Community, Diocese, Nation, World. 

1 he Pageant took the place of the sermon, at Morning 
Prayer, and it was a good preparation for the Every Mem- 
ber Canvass of the congregation, which was made in the 

On Sunday, December 7th, Bishop Darst ministered in the 
Parish, both in St. Paul's Church and in the Hall at Meege 
Mission. Two persons were confirmed at Meege, and three 
at St. Paul's. 

The benefit of this visitation was, as usual, mutual; for 
the Bishop expressed his feeling of good it did him, and 
there were many similar expressions from those in the 
pews. ■• 

The morning offering for "The Bishop's Fund" was largei- 
than usual; and, at night, the Golden Rule Sunday's con- 
tribution for Near East Relief was more than a hundred 
dollars. . , j; ^ 

On the 9th a large number of our lad'ies were reached 
by an address by Miss Susan Evans S'mith, of Anvik, 
Alaska, and Charlotte, N. C. 

This was under the auspices of our Woman's Auxiliary, in 
the interest of the Alaskan Mission Field. 


A Parish meeting was held in St. Peter's Church imme- 
diately after the eleven o'clock service on Advent Sunday 
for the purpose of electing the Vestry for the coming year. 
The following men were elected: John G. Bragaw, S'r., T. 
Harvey Myers, W. B. Harding, Junius D. Grimes, James 
Ellison, E. K. Willis, David W. Bell, J. A. Osborne, E. P. 
Martin, Charles M. Little, Dr. H. W. Carter and Harry 
McMullan. On Monday night, December the 1st, the fol- 
lowing officers' were elected at the Vestry meeting: Senior 
Warden, John G. Bragaw, Sr.; Junior Warden, T. Harvey 
Myers; William B. Harding, Parish Treasurer and Finan- 
cial Secretary; Clerk, E. K. Willis; Missionary Treasurer, 
James Ellison. 

Following the plan of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 
a corporate communion for the men of the Parish was held 
at eight o'clock on the first SunQ"ay in Advent. A large 
attendance of men and boys was present. 



Diocesan News. 


At the time of going to press only a few of the cliurches 
in f^ast Carolina had reported on the Thanksgiving offer- 
ing for the Thompson Orphan, ge, but those reporting dem- 
onstn.ted the fact that there will be a good increase over 
the Gij.ering of last year. As an instance of this S't. Paul's, 
Edenton, reports an offering in excess of $500.00. The in- 
creasing needs of the Orphanage make it necessary for the 
churches to be more generous, and many of them are not 
restricting their gifts to those offered at Thanksgiving. 

From reports that have reached us, every member can- 
vasses wtie held throughout the Diocese on the Sunday 
designated, October the 30th, or at some other time con- 
venient for the parish or mission. The Rev. W. R. Noe, 
Executive' Secretary, reports that from the scanty returns 
received the first week in December the level of giving 
established in East Carolina in recent years will be main- 
tained. An earnest effort was made preceding the canvass 
to acquaint the people with the Program, and it is hoped 
that no retrenchment will be necessary. 

Miss Susan Smith, of Charlotte, a missionary to Alaska, 
now at home on a furlcngh, spent the first ten days of De- 
cember in East Carolina, making addresses to the women on 
her work. The places she visited included Kinston; 
Greenville, Williamston, Hamilton, Edenton and several 
other places. Miss Smith, a daughter of the late Rev. Wal- 
ter .1. Smith, was heard with interest. 

The Rev. Bertram E. Brown, Rector of Calvary Parish^ 
Tarbcro, held a Preaching Mission in St. Paul's, Eo'enton, 
for a ten day period 'in November. Mr. Brown has had 
much experience as a missioner, and his original methods 
are effective, though sane and constructive. He was given 
fine support by the Rector and people of St. Paul's. 

Bishop Darst held a three-day Preaching Mission in Trin- 
ity church, Lumberton, in November. The reports we have 
received of the Mission were enthusiastic. Many of the 
people of the other churches joined with the Trinity con- 
gregation in giving good congregations. While in Lumber- 
ton the Bishop was asked to make a number of addresses 
to civic and religious organizations. It is believed that the 
presence of the Bishop and his splend'id addresses will be 
of great benefit to the Church there. 

Report blanks for the Church S'chool Service Leagues 
of the Diocese have been mailed out by Mrs. H. G. Walker, 
of Creswell. Mrs. Walker is very anxious to have a full 
and accurate report, and asks the Mission Herald to state 
that in case there are any leagues that have not received 
blanks to notify her, so they can be supplied. 

A week's Preaching Mission was held in St. Paul's, Beau- 
fort, beginning November 24th, conducted' by the Rev. W. R. 
Noe. Careful preparation was made for the Mission by the 
Rector, the Rev. G. W. Lay. An encouraging feature of the 
Mission was the fact that the attendance grew, until it 
reached good proportions. This is the second mission that 
Mr. Noe has held in S't. Paul's within two years. 

The effort now being made in East Carolina to 
raise sufficient funds to build two dormitory cottages 
at the Thompson Orphanage has met with gratifying suc- 
cess. Gifts totaling $25,000 have been announced by the 
committee named by the Executive Council to prosecute the 
matter. One contributor in Wilmington has given $21,000, 
or enough to build one cottage; another Wilmington- con- 
tributor, $2,000; and one from New Bern, $2,000. The com- 
mittee has set out to raise $42,000, or the amount necessary 

to build two cottages. It has Jpeen estimated that it will 
cost $2,000 to build each room. The most generous response 
given so far indicates that the full amount will be given, 
thus confirming the opinion that the people of East Caro- 
lina will d'o their part in every undertaking of the Church. 
No general campaign for pledges or gifts is contemplated. 
The appeal so far has only been made to a few people who 
might be able to give something over and above the amount 
they are contributing to the Church's work already, as 
they realize the urgency of the appeal. 



In the first issue of the "Advent Witness", a parish pa- 
per edited by the Rev. C. O. Pardo, an account is given of 
the initial steps of a successful move to carry the Church 
to" a rural community. In a thickly settled rural community, 
about eight miles from Williamston, there lives a Church 
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Malone. For some time they 
have endeavored" to conduct a Sunday school for themselves 
and their community. About two months ago the Rector 
of the Church of the Advent and several of the laymen of 
that Parish began serving these people. The first service 
was attended by about 12 persons. Since that time the 
attendance has grown to something like a 100 children 
and adults. 

At first the services were held in the front yard of Mr. 
Malone's residence, but with cooler weather there was seen 
the necessity for a building to house the people. As a 
result of the interest taken by the people of the commun- 
ity, a community hall and parish house is to be erected. 
Land has been given by one man, timber by several others, 
and the work is to be done by volunteers. The women are 
interested in the project and are to work for the furnish- 
ings of the building. 

This experiment will be watched with great interest over 
the Diocese. Three of Mr. Pardo's laymen: Messrs. H. 
M. Stubbs, Clayton Moore and Richard Smith, have re- 
cently been appointed lay readers, and they will assist 
their Rector in this and other work. 



The youngest of our Church organizations is the Advent 
Bible Class. Richard Smith is president, John Booker, 
secretary; and Dick Dunn, treasurer, and there is a mem- 
bership of about thirty. It is one of the livest organiza- 
tions in the Church. 

The Junior Choir under the leadership of Mrs. W. B. 
Watts, the director and organist, is making fine progress 
and their service at the Chilolren's Eucharist Service on 
the S'econd Sundays is an inspiration and delight. 

The Thanksgiving service was well attended and we 
were pleased to have as our guests the Reverends R. L. 
Shirley and A. J. Manning of the Baptist and Christian 
churches with a large number of their congregations. The 
true Christian spirit of fellowship was manifested by their 

The Guild presented "The Flapper Grandmother", a 
musical comedy and it was a real success. Over a hun- 
dred" dollars was realized after all expenses were paid. 
Great credit is due every one who helped to make this 
enjoyable play a success. The idea originated with Mrs. 
J. W. Andrews, who as leader of her Group, so successfully 
presented this play. We thank Mrs. Andrews and all our 
friends who assisted. 

We are very happy and justly proud because of our choir. 
Mrs. J. H. Saunders, the director and organist, is doing a 
fine bit of service through her splend^id work with the 




(An address prepared by Mrs. G. A. Cardwell for Wil- 
mington Convocation) 

Education, unless it is religious education defeats its own 
expressed aims and can result only in chaos and ruin to 
a country which so separates them. In a democratic coun- 
try, or any country for that matter, we care not how much 
a man knows, what sort of a degree our neighbor has, but 
what we do care about, is how he acts; what are his con- 
duct controls! 

With 69 per cent of our children and young people re- 
ceiving no instruction in religion and the remaining 31 
per cent getting only about one hour a week, this spiritual 
illiteracy of our youth will shortly become a national 

"Unless the churches exert themselves to a larger d'egree 
and in a more loyal or complete way than they have done 
in the past, we are not going to keep God alive in Ameri- 
can History," said Bishop Brent. 

Ninety years ago DeTocqueville said "How is it possible 
that society can escape destruction if the moral tie be not 
strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed, 
and what can be done with the people who are their own 
masters if they be not submissive to the Deity?" The 
emergency too^y is even more imminent. 

In an address on Religious Education Dr. Lay made the 
statement that when men of mark have been listed, whether 
as leaders in Religion, Literature, Art, Statesmanship, or 
Big Business, that the names of sons of ministers appear 
28 times more frequently than the law of probability war- 
rants. The influence of religious family life, and early 
training persists and bears worthy fruit. 

So, to-Q'ay, nearly 2,000 years after Christ, the world 
Christian and non-Christian, is still feeling the uplift of 
His Divine teaching. All just government, all humanitarian 
institutions have their source in the principles sePforth 
by His life and words. The Father-head of God, the broth- 
erhood of man, the beauty of service, were undreamed of 
before Him. And though we forget the foundation of our 
national liberties, and thrust aside any acknowledgment of 
dependence upon the Deity, even forbidding by legislative 
enactment any religious instruction of our future law 
makers, yet today we are living and" our strongest govern- 
ments are flourishing under the benign influence of these 
same Christian principles. 

How long this unrecognized force, this hold-over from 
our Christian forefathers will continue to vitalize the moral 
life of this nation is another question and one which we 
must answer and meet squarely unless we are willing to 
say with the infamous Louis, — "After us the deluge." 

"Forbid this good Lord; Spare thy people, spare them, 
and let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Be 
favorable, O Lord, be favorable to thy people,who turn to 
thee in weeping and praying." 

Prompt action iS necessary in the training of spiritual 
leaders by the church in college centers where there are 
thousands of students with the mental capacity and train- 
ing to make them teachers and lead'ers. "The destiny of 
any nation is determined by its schoolmasters." 

Simultaneously with the preparation of spiritual leaders 
should come provision for week day religious teaching. 

"WIST] MEN" OF THE MIDDLE WEST are putting into 
application the theory that religious teaching should have 
a place in the public school curriculum, and the test, con- 
sidering the report that seven out of every ten children 
in the United States are. not enrolled in any Sunday school 
or parochial school for religious instruction, will be watch- 
ed from every corner of the country with deep interest. 
According to a news dispatch, the Minneapolis public 
schools are to conduct courses in religion for three half- 
hour periods each week, the courses having been worked 
out by the Minneapolis Council of Religious Education 
with the cooperation and approval of the city school board. 

Pupils are to be excused to attend these classes during 
school hours, and the work is to be under the direct super- 
vision of an interdenominational committee of ministers. 
Such a plan, remarks the Christian Century (Undenomi- 
national), "is a recognition of a principle whose validity 
relatively few intelligent persons seriously doubt, that is, 
t'lai. instruction in religion is an essential element of a 
good general education and a useful, even an indispensable, 
factor in training for good citizenship." 

Propose this in the public schools of your town, and 
put it through. It is bigger than any Q'enominaticn;il ob' 
jecticn. The time may come 'and come soon when an un- 
christian majority will block any to do it. 

New is the time for the Episcopal church and all the 
churches in this sc-called Christian land, to look ahead and 
plan for the proper rer ification of teachers to do this work 
in connection with the public school system of the various 

.When public o])inicn and a public conscience is aroused 
to permit ii we should be prepared. 



Leaves have their time to fall, 

And flowers to wither at the North wind's breath 

And stars to set; but all — 

Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death!" 
On Good Friday, Aiiril 18, 1924, as the church bells were 
tolling for evening service the soul of Mrs. W. P. Rober;~ 
answered a higher summons, and passed the jicrtals cf 
heavenly light, beyond which is eternal peace. 

Belonging to one of the oldest and best known familie' 
in this section, reared in an environment of culture an:! 
refinement, there radiated from her a charm and gi'ace of 
manner ano" mind which truly distinguished her as a daugh- 
ter of the Old South. 

At the age of nineteen she married Gen. W. P. Roberts, 
youngest Brigadier General in the Southern Army. This 
union was blessed by two children, both of whom died in 
infancy. She adopted a niece, Eugenia Walton, now Mrs 
W. R. Cowper, to whom she poured out the full measur';; 
of a mother's love. After her marriage, eight years were 
spent in Raleigh, where General Roberts held the position 
of State Auu'itor; several years in British Columbia where 
he served as Consul to Victoria. Her life was exemplary, 
filled with irrepressible energy, lofty thoughts and kind 
deeds. S'he loved her Church. Loyal and' true, her relig- 
ion was a vital, living force in her life, and when the storii 
and stress of sorrow beat heavily about her path, her sim- 
ple faith in the sustaining power of her Savior, comforted 
and strengthened her. Never of a robust constitution, the 
shock of her husband's death fourteen years ago, was a 
blow from which she never fully recovered. Her devotion 
to his memory, so beautifully expressed by the fai hfulnei-; 
with which she kept the soil above his grave covered with 
flowers, attested to the fidelity and loyalty of her nature — 
two crowning virtues of her life from which will emanat-^ 
a li,ght of love and courage long after her earthly tap^r 
is extinguished. 

We laid' her to rest Easter Sunday, her casket covered 
with ascension lilies and red carnations — colors typical of 
the cause she loved — near the fag draped monument of her 
heroic dead, there to await the resurrection. She leaves 
to mourn their loss, one sister, Mrs. .Tames Walton, her 
adopted daughter, four nieces, five nephews, and a host of 

Another parish paper has Ijeen added to the list of those 
published in East Carolina. "The Advent Witness," organ 
of the Church of the Advent. Williamston; and St Martin's, 
Hamilton; appeared the first of December. The Rev. C. O. 
Pardo is editor. It is very newsy, reflecting the activity 
of that field, 




(By Mrs. Julia K. Woolvin.) 

My dear Co-workers: lo-day, I am with you in spirit 
althougli physically unable to accept your president's 
thoughtful invitation to attend your convocation, — I have 
so much to say to you that I hardly know where or how to 
begin. Isn't it hard to realize that two years have passed 
and that we have only one more year ahead of us before 
the General Convention meets again? This year we must 
make our most earnest efforts to increase our V. T O. 
How are we to d'o this? By making it known ana arous- 
ing the interest of every woman and girl in our diocese, 
so that they may have a share in what must be, the larg- 
est U. T. O. ever presented. There may be some women 
in all the larger parishes, who perhaps ignore this privi- 
lege, but on the other hand, there must be many Church- 
women scattered over the diocese, some shut in by physical 
disability, some living in places far from any Church of 
our faith; and is not the' U. T. O. one of the most beautiful 
and definite ways of connecting all these isolated ones and 
giving them their rightful chance to feel themselves really 
united, even in the smallest village or on the remotest 
farm ? : 

Let us ask ourselves these questions: 

1. How long would it take to make TT. T. O. known 
in our parish, if every other woman worked and prayed 
for it just as I do? 

2. How long would' it take to make U. T. O. l--nown in 
our diocese, if all women gave their prayers, efforts and 
money just as I am doing? 

3. Have I any right to expect of others any service or 
sacrifice for Christ that I am unwilling to give myself? 
Why is the U. T. O. valuable? 

1. IT IS PERS'ONAL.. A gift of love and gratitude. 

2. IT IS' SACRAMENTAL: At the great Triennial 
Eucharist the womanhood of the Church is present, making 
its oblation. 

Coun'^il besins its fiscal year, facing responsibilities, which 
i-un into millions, pledged to missionary bishops in the name 
of the Church, it has in hand only one asset of which it 
is absolutely certain — the annual portion of the U. T. O. of 
the women of the Church. Appointments are made under it 
and there is no anxiety or need of appeal for funds. 

My dear women, do we really make the sacrifices for 
V. T. O. that we could' and should make? 

The Psalmist asks "What shall I render unto the Lord 
for all His benefits toward me?" and the answer comes, 
"I will offer to Thee sacrifices of Thanksgiving." 

Withmit U. T. O., the Council would be compelled many 
times every year to say "No" to requests for help in main- 
taining and e^ctending work vitally important to the success 
of the Church's Mission. 

Will you go to your homes and start a movement right 
away to canvass every woman and girl that you can pos- 
sibly reach, tell them of our Savior's love for sin-sick souls 
and suffering bodies, that we are privileged to carry the 
message through the faithful women who represent us im 
the various mission stations of the Church's far-flung bat- 
tle line. They have given their all, home, friends, loved 
ones, to follow the lowly Nazarene — to make dark places 
light, with the sunshine of His love — to lift from degrada- 
tion and' despair women. But for the Grace of God. we 
might have been those women. The fact that "Jesus was 
born of a woman" and of one whose only claim to that 
signal honor lay in her true womanliness, has given to 
women, a dignity and place in society, which were never 
hers, and are not today, outside of Christian society and 
if those who need to know Christ's love call forth our 
sympathy, how earnestly it should go out to the messengers 
of that love. — r^| 

Our U. T. O. is but the outward sign of that inner store 

which warms their hearts with the sense of love and 
friends; which stimulates endeavor because of watchful 
eyes discerning of their purpose, which strengthens every 
effort by gladly placing tools in ready hands. 

Let us remember, that the worker in the field is equal 
to her task, as the worker at horte remembers he